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Selected Poetry of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

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

Index to poems

Thou shalt not kill; but need'st not strive
Officiously to keep alive:
        (The Latest Decalogue, 11-12)
  1. Ah! Yet Consider it Again!
  2. The Latest Decalogue
  3. Perché Pensa? Pensando s'Invecchia
  4. Qua Cursum Ventus
  5. Say not the Struggle nought Availeth
  6. Where Lies the Land to which the Ship would Go?
  7. "With Whom is no Variableness, Neither Shadow of Turning"

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Arthur Hugh
Family name: Clough
Birth date: 1 January 1819
Death date: 13 November 1861
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: James Butler Clough
          mother: Anne Clough
          wife: Blanche Clough (from June 1854)
          Chester school: November 1828
          Rugby : 1829 to 1836
          Balliol College, Oxford: 1837 to 1842
          Oriel College, Oxford: 1842 to 1848
Religion: Protestant
          Balliol scholarship, Oxford: 1837
          Oriel fellowship: 1842
Literary period: Victorian
          Florence to 1861
          5 Rodney Street,, Liverpool: 1819
          Charleston, South Carolina: 1822 to 1828
          London: 1848 to 1852
          Boston: 1852
Illness: Malarial fever: 1861
Cause of death: Paralysis
Buried at: Protestant cemetery, Florence
First RPO edition: 1997