Robert Southey

Literary Birthday – 12 August – Robert Southey

Robert Southey was born 12 August 1774 and died 21 March 1843.

Robert Southey Quotes

  1. By writing much, one learns to write well.
  2. It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
  3. There are three things in speech that ought to be considered before some things are spoken–the manner, the place, and the time.

Robert Southey was an English Romantic poet and writer of prose. He is one of the Lake Poets along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Southey was England’s Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843.

Source for screenshot: Robert Southey by Peter Vandyke  © National Portrait Gallery, London [Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 11th August 2020