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Charles Hamilton Sorley

(1895—1915) poet


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(1895–1915),

poet; served in the trenches in France during the First World War where he was killed. He left only 37 complete poems; his posthumous collection, Marlborough and Other Poems (1916), was a popular and critical success in the 1920s, but his verse was then long neglected, despite the efforts of Robert Graves and of Blunden. The best known of his poems include ‘The Song of the Ungirt Runners’, ‘Barbury Camp’, and the last, bitter ‘When you see millions of the mouthless dead’.

Subjects: Literature.


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