William Allingham

(1824—1889) poet

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poet, whose diary, published in 1907, contains vivid portraits of his contemporaries; his friends in the literary world included Patmore, Carlyle, D. G. Rossetti, and notably Tennyson. His first volume, Poems (1850), contains his best‐known work ‘The Fairies’ (‘Up the airy mountain’); it was followed by several others, including the long poem Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland (1864) and anthologies of verse for children.

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