Thomas Hood

(1799—1845) poet and humorist

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the friend of Lamb, Hazlitt, de Quincey, and other literary men. He edited various periodicals: the Germ (1829), the Comic Annual (1830), the New Monthly Magazine (1841–3), and Hood's Magazine (1843). He wrote much humorous and satirical verse, often making use of his remarkable skill with puns. His serious poems include ‘The Song of the Shirt’; ‘The Bridge of Sighs’; ‘The Dream of Eugene Aram’, about a murder; ‘The Last Man’; ‘The Plea of the Mid‐summer Fairies’ (which includes ‘I remember, I remember’); and shorter pieces, such as ‘The Death‐bed’.

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