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Alfred Austin. Biography

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Alfred Austin (30 May 1835 2 June 1913) was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, after an interval following the death of Tennyson, when the other candidates had either caused controversy or refused the honour. It was claimed that he was being rewarded for his support for the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury in the General Election of 1895. Austins poems are little-remembered today, his most popular work being prose idylls celebrating nature.

Alfred Austin's Poems:
  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. A Birthday Present
  3. Ave Maria
  4. When I Am Gone
  5. Love's Blindness
  6. A Sleepless Night
  7. A Dream Of England
  8. A Twilight Song
  9. A Question
  10. To The Autumn Wind

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