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Selected Poetry of Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

I remember, I remember,
The fir trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from heav'n
Than when I was a boy.
        (I Remember, I Remember, 25-32)
  1. Faithless Sally Brown
  2. I Remember, I Remember
  3. The Song of the Shirt

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Hood
Birth date: 23 May 1799
Death date: 3 May 1845
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Hood
          wife: Jane Hood (from 5 May 1825)
          son: Thomas Hood
          daughter: Frances Freeling Broderip
Language: English
Education: Private schools in London
Literary period: Romantic
Occupation: Editor
          Robert Street, Adelphi to 1829
          St. John's Wood
          31 Poultry, London: 23 May 1799
          Dundee: 1815 to 1818
          Winchmore Hill: 1829 to 1832
          Wanstead: 1832
          Coblentz: 1835 to 1837
          Ostend: 1837 to 1840
          Camberwell: 1840
Buried at: Kensal Green Cemetary
First RPO edition: 1996-2000