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In , he witnessed another revolution, the siege of the Roman Republic , which inspired another long poem, Amours de Voyage reprinted by Persephone Books in Easter Day , written in Naples, was a passionate denial of the Resurrection and the fore-runner of the unfinished poem Dipsychus.
Since , Clough had been financially responsible for his mother and sister following the death of his father and younger brother and the marriage of his elder brother. In the autumn of , to provide for them, he became principal of University Hall ,  a hostel for Unitarian students at University College, London , but found its ideology as oppressive as that which he had left behind in Oxford. There he remained several months, lecturing and editing Plutarch for the booksellers, until in the offer of an examinership in the Education Office brought him to London once more.
He devoted enormous energy to work as an unpaid secretarial assistant to his wife's cousin Florence Nightingale. In , his health began to fail.
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From April , he traveled strenuously in Greece , Turkey and France, where he met up with the Tennyson family. Despite his fragile health, this Continental tour renewed a state of euphoria like that of —9, and he quickly wrote the elements of his last long poem, Mari Magno. His wife joined him on a voyage from Switzerland to Italy , where he contracted malaria.
He died in Florence on 13 November Matthew Arnold wrote the elegy of Thyrsis to his memory. Clough and his wife had three children: Arthur, Florence, and Blanche Athena. Shortly before he left Oxford, during the Irish potato famine , Clough wrote an ethical pamphlet addressed to the undergraduates, with the title, A Consideration of Objections against the Retrenchment Association at Oxford His Homeric pastoral The Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich , afterwards renamed Tober-na-Vuolich , and written in hexameter is full of socialism , reading-party humours and Scottish scenery.
Ambarvalia , published jointly with his friend Thomas Burbidge , contains shorter poems of various dates from circa onwards. Amours de Voyage , a novel in verse, was written at Rome in ; Dipsychus , a rather amorphous satire, at Venice in ; and the idylls which make up Mari Magno, or Tales on Board , in A few lyric and elegiac pieces, later in date than the Ambarvalia , complete Clough's poetic output. His only considerable enterprise in prose was a revision of a 17th-century translation of Plutarch called the " Dryden Translation," but actually the product of translators other than Dryden which occupied him from , and was published as Plutarch's Lives Clough's output is small and much of it appeared posthumously.
The Everyman's Library, No. This celebrated translation does full justice to the speed, clarity, and stately grandeur of the Roman Empire's most maginificent literary work of art. Brown By Mark A. This anthology demonstrates that verse translation from the Irish represents, in its own right, a significant part of the tradition of Irish poetry written in English.
Rather than offering the usual view of verse translation as a means of preserving and providing access to poetry written in Irish, this anthology foregrounds the aesthetic and cultural value of verse translation as poetry. The anthology is historical in form, beginning with a translation done in , and concluding with the work of contemporary poets.
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In this respect, the anthology opens up a vivid and revealing perspective, allowing readers a privileged insight into the creative methods of some of Irelands leading authors and cultural architects. A comprehensive bibliography of primary sources concludes the book. These acclaimed translations of Rilke have won praise for their impeccable adherence to the poet's lyrical verse and complexity of thought. From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years.
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Although broken into a sizeable collection of shorter poems, this illuminating volume tells the story of a committed pacifist living in a time of war, of a young poet's life in American poetry beginning to surface. Aphrodite and Eros By Barbara M. Apocrypha By Catherynne M. With Apple Delights Cookbook, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be had concerning this delicious and versatile fruit.
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