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The Irish novelist and man of letters George Moore was born in County Mayo on February 24, 1852. His parents, George and Mary, were aristocrats who owned a large estate and a mansion named Moore Hall. Young Georgeread more
I love the luminous poison of the moon,
The silence of illimitable seas,
Vast night, and all her myriad mysteries,
Perfumes that make the burdened senses swoon
And weaken will, large snakes who oscillate
Like lovely girls, immense exotic flowers,
And cats who purr through silk-enfestooned bowers
Where white-limbed women sleep in sumptuous state.
My soul e'er dreams, in such a dream as this is,
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William Butler Yeats composes his final poem, "The Black Tower" in 1939.View Calendar of Days
What New England poet and philosopher was integral in launching Walt Whitman's career?Answer
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Whitman, as an unknown poet, sent Emerson a copy of his manuscript. Emerson wrote back glowingly: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career." Whitman printed that quotation on the spine of the second edition of Leaves of Grass (without asking Emerson's permission). The endorsement considerably boosted Whitman's credibility.Previous Trivia Questions