“You may be familiar with Robert Bridges, who served as England’s Poet Laureate. But chances are, you are unfamiliar with the work of Digby Mackworth Dolben, a school friend of Bridges’s who died at only nineteen. An eccentric and a zealous Anglo-Catholic, long after his death Dolben continued to exercise a compelling hold over his circle, which included Gerard Manley Hopkins.”
Read more about Dolben’s early promise here.

“You may be familiar with Robert Bridges, who served as England’s Poet Laureate. But chances are, you are unfamiliar with the work of Digby Mackworth Dolben, a school friend of Bridges’s who died at only nineteen. An eccentric and a zealous Anglo-Catholic, long after his death Dolben continued to exercise a compelling hold over his circle, which included Gerard Manley Hopkins.”

Read more about Dolben’s early promise here.

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    A gifted poet who died very young.
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    Digby Mackworth Dolben
  5. karikoeppel said: He looks just like Jason Segel!
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    Reblogging cause I studied hopkins
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    A hidden influence for Hopkins, who himself barely escaped lasting anonymity?
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