George opposite the large Waterworks Tower that dominated that ridge. I do not allege any significance in the relation of the two buildings; and I indignantly deny that the church was chosen because it needed the whole water-power of West London to turn me into a Christian. Nevertheless, the great Waterworks Tower was destined to play its part in my life, as I shall narrate on a subsequent page; but that story is connected with my own experiences, whereas my birth as I have said is an incident which I accept, like some poor ignorant peasant, only because it has been handed down to me by oral tradition. And before we come to any of my own experiences, it will be well to devote this brief chapter to a few of the other facts of my family and environment which I hold equally precariously on mere hearsay evidence.
Coventry Patmore Full name: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore English poet, essayist, and aphorist. Patmore occupies a minor but conspicuous place in Victorian literature as the poet of both married and mystical love.
The chief source of his reputation as the laureate of wedded devotion is The Angel in the Househis two-volume tribute to middle-class courtship and marriage.
As the subject of The Unknown Eros suggests, Patmore was a highly individualistic thinker whose ideas on love, religion, and social themes frequently set him apart from the mainstream of nineteenth-century thought.
Nevertheless, as a convert to Catholicism he partook in its great nineteenth-century revival in England and is therefore frequently mentioned in connection with Gerard Manley Hopkins, Francis Thompson, and other prominent Catholic poets.
Biographical Information Patmore was born July 23,to Eliza and Peter Patmore, an English writer who was a familiar figure in early-nineteenth-century literary affairs.
Germains inbut the experience allowed him to meet the leaders of Parisian literary society, and he soon began writing poetry. Selections from his youthful verse were published in a volume entitled Poems inwhich garnered the admiration of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, who subsequently solicited his writing for publication in their journal, The Germ.
He held this position for some twenty years, concurrently making frequent contributions to the North British Review and other leading British periodicals. Patmore married Emily Augusta Andrews, the first of his three wives, in Their married life was evidently a source of great personal satisfaction to him and coincided with the production of his second collection of verse, Tamerton Church-Tower and Other Poemsand the domestic love poetry of The Angel in the House.
Most of his later poetry belongs to the period of his marriage to Marianne Caroline Byles, a pious Catholic whom he met in Rome shortly before his conversion in Bernard on the Love of Godher unfinished translation of the mystical writings of St.
Bernard of Clairvaux, and married for a third time. Thereafter, he worked primarily as an essayist. He contributed nearly one hundred articles to the St. This work, chiefly concerned with religious subjects, was his last publication before he died of heart disease in November The Betrothal and The Espousalshighly detailed narrative accounts of the courtship and marriage of the fictional lovers Felix Vaughan and Honoria Churchill.
In these volumes, Patmore uses everyday language, incidents, and emotions to realistically portray the ideal love relationship between ordinary people.
The meter and form of the poem are similarly prosaic—iambic lines grouped in quatrains with regularly occurring rhymes.
Patmore never completed the last two volumes of the series and later abandoned the plan. The meter and form of this work are regarded as inspired and adventurous—iambic lines of widely ranging lengths arranged in an unpredictable rhyme pattern. Critical Reception The critical perspective on Patmore and his works has undergone several significant changes since the publication of his first collection of poems.
Regarded originally as a pale but promising Tennysonian love poet, Patmore earned a reputation for moral and artistic courage in championing married women and married love in The Angel in the House. With the publication of The Unknown Eros, critics began to regard him as a visionary poet capable of creating bold, unconventional verse, yet they also denounced him as a wrong-headed reactionary in his approach to political, religious, and social issues.
His posthumous reputation has been fairly stable. In recent years, feminist critics have analyzed the portrayal of women in his verse.Perserving our Heritage Level 1 Part 1, Moe Ccue C My Box-Spanish 6/Pk, Stone A Visit to the Suez Canal (), T.
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He had a curly moustache and an attitude of confidence verging on swagger. Browse through Coventry Patmore's poems and quotes. 77 poems of Coventry Patmore.
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Perhaps because some thrust of his has left you still tremulous. But the inequality of equal lovers, sung in these Odes with a Divine allusion, is a most familiar truth.
Contact About Links: Search results Found matching titles: Homeward Songs by the Way A.E. (George W. Russell)., ; Deborah; a [verse] play Abercrombie (Lascelles). Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July – 26 November ) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his .