Ernest Myers Poems

 

Ernest Myers was an English poet, university lecturer and translator of ancient Greek and Roman texts. He was born Ernest James Myers on the 13th October 1844 in the north western town of Keswick, the son of a clergyman. His education was completed at Cheltenham college before going up to College in Oxford. Here he was an exceptional student of the classics and, ...

Elizabeth Siddal Poems

 

Elizabeth Siddal, often known simply as Lizzie Siddal, was a 19th century poet and artist. She was also an artist’s model, especially for her husband Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He used her in many of his paintings but her most famous sitting was for Ophelia, painted by Sir John Everett Millais. During the 1850s, when her own paintings were patronised by John Ruskin, ...

Gavrila Derzhavin Poems

 

Gavrila Derzhavin was a renowned Russian poet, soldier and civil servant who rose to prominence during the reign of Catherine the Great. His work has been compared with that of the great Alexander Pushkin. While some of his poetry was of a classical nature, other elements had metaphysical qualities reminiscent of the Englishman John Donne. Other elements of his work were heavily ...

Gavin Douglas Poems

 

Gavin Douglas was a Scottish poet, translator of ancient classics and a bishop. He was one of the small group of poets known as The Makars, other members including William Dunbar and Robert Henryson. They wrote in an Anglic language called Middle Scots during the northern renaissance period of the 15th and 16th centuries. Douglas was well known in political and religious circles ...

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward Poems

 

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward was an American poet and spiritualist novelist of the second half of the 19th century who was, undoubtedly, a controversial figure. Indeed, she was very much ahead of her time, an example coming during the 1880s when she was a keen advocate of reform for women’s clothing. She openly encouraged her sisters to throw off the shackles of their ...