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Selected Poetry of Thomas Edward Brown (1830-1897)

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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

... and yet the fool
Contends that God is not--
Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?
        (My Garden, 6-8)
  1. I bended unto me a Bough
  2. Ibant Obscuræ
  3. My Garden
  4. Opifex
  5. Risus Dei

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas Edward
Family name: Brown
Birth date: 5 May 1830
Death date: 29 October 1897
Nationality: Manx
Family relations
          father: Robert Brown
          mother: Dorothy Brown
          wife: Amelia Brown (from 1857)
          brother: Hugh Stowell Brown
          King William's College, Island of Man
          Christ Church, Oxford to 17 October 1849
          Oriel College, Oxford (M.A.): 1854 to 1856
Religion: Baptist
Honour: Fellowship, Oriel College, Oxford: 1854
Literary period: Victorian
          Schoolmaster: 1856
          Headmaster: 1861
          Curate: 1884 to 1893
          Kirk Braddan, Isle of Man: 1830 to 1849
          Gloucester: 1861 to 1864
          Clifton: 1864
          Ramsey: 1893
Cause of death: Cerebral haemmorhage
Buried at: Redland Green, Bristol
First RPO edition: 1996-2000