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English poet (1837-1909)


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The original poem--first privately printed in 1871--garnered a favorable view from Solomon's friend Algernon Swinburne, who stressed the androgyny it shared with his paintings, with their "supersexual beauty in which the lineaments of woman and of man seem blended as the lines of sky and landscape melt in the burning mist of heat and light.
He brings as evidence, among other sources, a letter from his friend Algernon Swinburne which is too hilarious not to quote.
The Victorian period produced a large body of Arthurian poetry: William Morris, Algernon Swinburne and Alfred Tennyson, to mention only a few, employed Arthurian motifs and created their own versions of the legend.
A coterie of British pornographers, including the Richard Burton, Richard Monckton-Milnes (Lord Houghton), Henry Edward Vaux Bellamy, James Campbell, Charles Algernon Swinburne, and Edward Sellon, belonged to the Royal Geographic Society and the Anthropological Society of London, both of which were concerned with the documentation of other places and other people.
There were many of these in the St Johns Wood area which is where the young Algernon Swinburne went when a bit of flagellation was required.
In one of its surprises, Algernon Swinburne reads unpublished verses sent to him by Gissing and praises their "genuine power of language" and their strength of "thought and feeling"--literary balm for a struggling young writer.
Blossom by blossom the spring begins," wrote English poet Algernon Swinburne.
In this aspect of their thinking they were very much akin to another Victorian critic, one whose ideas are no less provocative but whose criticism, like their own, has been largely forgotten or cast aside: Algernon Swinburne.