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The Poems of Digby Mackworth Dolben

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If fervent High Anglican religiosity gets you going, then the wonderfully named Digby Mackworth Dolben is your man. Unluckily for him, but luckily for posterity, he drowned while swimming with a ten-year-old boy in the pathetically shallow and sluggish Welland river. Robert Bridges, in a rather touching Memoir at the front of this volume, tells us that Dolben was a strong swimmer. Hmmm. Gerard Manley Hopkins only met the 'beautiful' young Etonian once, but was deeply marked by the encounter. Once again: hmmm. The verse is undeniably skilful and formally varied. The best poems are those that show most clearly the influence of Herbert. No library of Victorian verse should be without his work, though one wonders how often dust will be blown from its top-edge. But this is a handy and attractive little OUP volume. One neatly inscribed previous owner's name in ink on the inner front endpaper; some faintly pencilled marginalia, easily removable with an eraser.











































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Author(s):
Dolben, Digby Mackworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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If fervent High Anglican religiosity gets you going, then the wonderfully named Digby Mackworth Dolben is your man. Unluckily for him, but luckily for posterity, he drowned while swimming with a ten-year-old boy in the pathetically shallow and sluggish Welland river. Robert Bridges, in a rather touching Memoir at the front of this volume, tells us that Dolben was a strong swimmer. Hmmm. Gerard Manley Hopkins only met the 'beautiful' young Etonian once, but was deeply marked by the encounter. Once again: hmmm. The verse is undeniably skilful and formally varied. The best poems are those that show most clearly the influence of Herbert. No library of Victorian verse should be without his work, though one wonders how often dust will be blown from its top-edge. But this is a handy and attractive little OUP volume. One neatly inscribed previous owner's name in ink on the inner front endpaper; some faintly pencilled marginalia, easily removable with an eraser.











































Author(s):
Dolben, Digby Mackworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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