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Selected Poetry of Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)

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

A woman is a foreign land,
Of which, though there he settle young,
A man will ne'er quite understand         (The Foreign Land, 1-4)
  1. The Foreign Land
  2. The Kiss
  3. The Spirit's Depths
  4. The Toys

Biographical information

Given name: Coventry
Family name: Patmore
Birth date: 23 July 1823
Death date: 26 November 1896
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Peter George Patmore
          wife: Emily Augusta Patmore (from 29 February 1824)
          wife: Harriet Patmore (from 1881)
          wife: Marianne Caroline Patmore
          son: Henry Patmore
          daughter: Emily Patmore
Education: French school at St. Germains: 1893
Religion: Roman Catholic: 1864
Literary period: Victorian
Occupation: Assistant, printed book department of the British Museum: November 1846
          Heron's Ghyll, near Uckfield, Sussex
          Woodford, Essex: 23 July 1823
          Lymington: 1891 to 1896
Cause of death: Pneumonia
First RPO edition: 1996-2000