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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840–1922) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen (1840–1922), hedonist, poet, and breeder of Arab horses, was born at Petworth House, Sussex, on 17 August 1840, the second son of the three children of Francis Scawen Blunt (1790–1842) of Crabbet Park, Poundhill, and Newbuildings Place, Southwater, Sussex, and his wife, ...

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John Clare (1793–1864) by William Hilton, 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clare, John (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist, was born on 13 July 1793 in West Street, Helpston, Northamptonshire, the son of Parker Clare (1765–1846), a thresher and local wrestler, known as 'the lame man of Helpstone', and his wife, Ann (1757–1835)...

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Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1925–2006), poet, artist, and gardener, was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on 28 October 1925, the son of James Hamilton Finlay and his wife, Annie Whitelaw, née Pettigrew. According to his son James Finlay was a bootlegger who smuggled rum into the ...

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Mylne, James (1738/9–1788), poet and tenant farmer, was the son of George Mylne (d. 1744), farmer, of Barns, Haddingtonshire. A precocious poet, Mylne seems to have inked a small collection of juvenile verse while attending the grammar school of Dalkeith. Many of these early odes, epistles, fables, and songs touch on the sensitive nerve of class. The favourite target of his sense of position when young was ...

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George William Russell (1867–1935) by John Butler Yeats, 1903 National Gallery of Ireland

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Russell, George William [pseud. A. E.] (1867–1935), journalist, poet, and agricultural economist, was born on 10 April 1867 at William Street, in the Ulster town of Lurgan, the youngest of three children of Thomas Elias Russell (1822?–1900), a bookkeeper employed by Bell & Co....

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Tusser, Thomas (c. 1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet, was born at Rivenhall, near Witham in Essex. He was the fourth son, in a family of five, of William Tusser and of Isabella, daughter of Thomas Smith of Rivenhall. The date of birth, however, remains uncertain. A date of 1515 is supported by an entry in the register of the church of ...