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Selected Poetry of Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

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

I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind ...
        (The Hound of Heaven, 1-4)
  1. The Hound of Heaven
  2. New Year's Chimes

Biographical information

Given name: Francis
Family name: Thompson
Birth date: 18 December 1859
Death date: 13 November 1907
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Charles Thompson
          mother: Mary Thompson
          Ushaw College: 1870
          Owens College, Manchester: 1876 to 1882
Religion: Roman Catholic
Literary period: Victorian
          7 Winckley Street, Preston: 18 December 1859
          London: November 1885
          Pantasaph, North Wales: 1893 to 1897
Illness: Neuralgia
Cause of death: Consumption
Buried at: Kensal Green
First RPO edition: 1996-2000