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Mr. J. C. SQUIRE : ' A Modern Poet (Robert Bridges) '

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IN pronounced and perhaps conscious contrast to somo of his predecessors, the present Poet
Laureate is the most silent of contemporary poets. He has consistently refused to be drawn into expression by public events such as inspired the ' Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington ' and the ' Charge of the Light Brigade,' and that although his Laureateship, starting in 1913, has covered national crises such as Tennyson never knew. He is, in fact, probably better known by his great anthology, ' The Spirit of Man,' than by his own poems, which are, however, as distinguished as the work of any living poet. Mr. Squire, the poet, essayist and editor of The London Mercury, will do something to spread understanding of the genius of Dr. Bridges in his talk this afternoon.

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Mr. J. C. SQUIRE : ' A Modern Poet (Robert Bridges) '

5XX Daventry, 7 February 1928 16.15






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