(181289). B. Camberwell, suburb of London; considered the most intellectual and erudite of Victorian poets. Son of a London banker, received main training under private tutors; read voluminously. Interested in music, painting, sculpture, poetry; never unsympathetic with people, but essentially analytical in his attitudes. Sought to express spiritual values in dogmas and contemporary philos.; emphasized the soul and future life. Chief works: Paracelsus; Sordello; Pippa Passes; A Blot in the 'Scutcheon; A Soul's Tragedy; My Last Duchess; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix: The Lost Leader; The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church; The Confessional: The Glove; Fra Lippo Lippi; Saul; Rabbi Ben Ezra; Caliban upon Setebos, or, Natural Theology in the Island; Prospice; The Ring and the Book.
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