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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
British Poet Richard Garnett was Born - 1835
On February 27, 1835, British poet Richard Garnett was born in Lichfield, England. He was son of Richard
Garnett, an author, historical linguist and assistant keeper of printed books
in the British Museum. He was educated at a school in Bloomsbury, he entered
the British Museum in 1851 (the year following his father's death) as an
assistant librarian. In 1875, he became superintendent of the Reading Room, in
1881, editor of the General Catalogue of Printed Books, and in 1890 until his
retirement in 1899, Keeper of Printed Books. His literary works include
numerous translations, several books of verse, a book of short stories The
Twilight of the Gods (1888, 16 stories; 12 stories added in the 1903 edition); numerous
biographies that included The Age of Dryden (1895); a History of
Italian Literature; English Literature: An Illustrated Record. He
also discovered and edited some unpublished poems of Percy Shelley (Relics
of Shelley, 1862). His poem Where
Corals Lie was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar as part of Sea Pictures and was first performed in
1899. He died on April 13, 1906.
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