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Selected Poetry of George Meredith (1828-1909)

from Representative Poetry On-line
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

What are we first? First, animals; and next
Intelligences at a leap; on whom
Pale lies the distant shadow of the tomb.
            (Modern Love, XXX)
  1. Dirge in Woods
  2. Juggling Jerry
  3. Love in the Valley
  4. Lucifer in Starlight
  5. Meditation under Stars
  6. Modern Love: I
  7. Modern Love: II
  8. Modern Love: XIV
  9. Modern Love: XVI
  10. Modern Love: XX
  11. Modern Love: XXII
  12. Modern Love: XXVI
  13. Modern Love: XXXIV
  14. Modern Love: XLVI
  15. Modern Love: L
  16. Song in the Songless

Biographical information

Given name: George
Family name: Meredith
Birth date: 12 February 1828
Death date: 18 May 1909
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Augustus Armstrong
          mother: Jane Eliza Armstrong
          wife: Marie Meredith (from September 1864)
          wife: Mary Ellen Nicolls Meredith (from 9 August 1849)
          son: Arthur Gryffydh Meredith
          son: William Maxse Meredith
          daughter: Marie Eveleen Sturges
Education: Moravian School at Neuwied: 1843 to 1844
          President of the Society of Authors: 1892
          Vice-president of London Library: 1902
          Gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature: 1905
          Order of Merit: 1905
Literary period: Victorian
          High Street, Esher
          73 High Street, Portsmouth, : 12 February 1828
          Neuwied: 1843 to 1844
          London: 1844
          Queen's House, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea: 1861 to 1862
          Kingston Lodge, Norbiton: 1864
          Flint Cottage, Box Hill, Mickleham: 1867
          Stones in the bladder: 1890
          Paraplegia: 1893
Buried at: Dorking cemetery
First RPO edition: 1997