Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton

(1823-1896)
   Born at Woodford, Essex, the son of the author P.G. Patmore, he grew up without any sense of direction. When his father lost his money in 1845 through faulty speculations, he was forced to earn a living, firstly by freelance journalism, then as assistant in the printed book department of the British Museum. In 1849 he became linked to the preRaphaelite group of artists and contributed an essay on Macbeth, as well as verses to their organ, The Germ. One of his long narrative poems was The Angel in the House, which appeared in parts from 1854 to 1863. The death of his wife in 1862 from tuberculosis found expression in his poem "The Victories of Love." From 1885 he became a frequent contributor of essays and reviews to St. James's Gazette. He was one of the small group of religious poets influenced by the Oxford Movement. He died at Lymington, Hampshire. Some of his publications: Tamerton Church Tower, 1853. The Children's Garland, 1862. The Unknown Eros, 1877. Amelia, 1878. Some of his poems: "Alexander and Lycon," "Dartmoor," "The Flesh-Fly and the Bee," "Venus and Death."
   Sources: A Child's Treasury of Poems. Mark Daniel, ed. Dial / Penguin Books, 1986. A Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry in English from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century. James H. Trott, ed. Cumberland House Publishing, 1999. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author. html). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. Faber and Faber, 1977. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Poems of Coventry Patmore. Frederick Page, ed. Oxford University Press, 1949.

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  • Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton — (1823 1896)    Poet, s. of Peter George P., also an author, b. at Woodford, Essex, was in the printed book department of the British Museum. He pub. Tamerton Church Tower (1853), and between 1854 and 1862 the four poems which, combined, form his… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Coventry Patmore — Coventry Patmore. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 de julio de 1823 26 de noviembre de 1896) fue un crítico y poeta inglés. Hijo mayor del autor Peter George Patmore, Coventry nació en Woodford, Essex. Recibió una educación privada y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Coventry Patmore — Coventry Patmore, painted by John Singer Sargent Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July 1823 26 November 1896) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Coventry Patmore — (Gemälde von John Singer Sargent, um 1890) Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (* 23. Juli 1823 in Woodford, Essex, England; † 26. November 1896 in Lymington, Hampshire, England) war ein britischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Coventry Patmore — Coventry Patmore, peint par John Singer Sargent. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 juillet 1823 26 novembre 1896) était un poète anglais et un critique littéraire plus particulièrement connu pour son poème narratif The Angel in the House,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Patmore —   [ pætmɔː], Coventry Kersey Dighton, englischer Schriftsteller, * Woodford (County Essex) 23. 7. 1823, ✝ Lymington 26. 11. 1896; 1846 65 Bibliothekar am Britischen Museum; stand den Präraffaeliten nahe. Bekannt wurde sein Gedichtzyklus »The… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Patmore — biographical name Coventry (Kersey Dighton) 1823 1896 English poet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Patmore — /pat mawr, mohr/, n. Coventry (Kersey Dighton) /kov euhn tree kerr zee duyt n, duv euhn /, 1823 96, English poet and essayist. * * * …   Universalium

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