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Ralph Hodgson

(1871—1962) poet and cartoonist


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(1871–1962),

poet. His first collection of poems was The Last Blackbird (1907). He established his reputation with Poems (1917), a volume which contains one of his most ambitious visionary works, ‘A Song of Honour’. Some of his work was published in Georgian Poetry. The Skylark and Other Poems (1958) contained, among many shorter works, two important long poems: ‘To Deck a Woman’, a passionate protest against man's cruelty to the animal world, and ‘The Muse and the Mastiff’. The Collected Poems were published in 1961.

Subjects: Literature.


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