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Gerard Manley Hopkins - The Caged Skylark; Gerard Manley Hopkins Biography




Brief Biography

Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in Stratford, Essex, on July 28th, 1844. He was the eldest of eight children, and was the son of Catherine and Manley Hopkins. Hopkins was educated at Highgate School, and studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford - where his poetry began to flourish. In 1866, Hopkins converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism, and led an austere life from then on. A highly intelligent man, Hopkins became professor of Greek Literature at University College Dublin, in 1884. After years of ill health, Gerard Manley Hopkins died in Dublin on June 8th, 1889, and his last words were, apparently, "I am so happy, I am so happy."

- Paul Rance/

Gerard Manley Hopkins - Famous Poems
The Wreck of the Deutschland
The May Magnificat
God's Grandeur
The Caged Skylark
Hurrahing in Harvest
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
In the Valley of the Elwy
Pied Beauty (a curtal sonnet)
Carrion Comfort
The Windhover: To Christ our Lord
Spring and Fall, To a Young Child
The Habit of Perfection
The Sea and the Skylark
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection

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