See also:English poet and critic, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the Zest of
See also:September 1849, son of the zoologist P . H . Gosse . In 1867 he became an assistant in the department of printed books in the
See also:British Museum, where he remained until he became in 1875 translator to the
See also:Board of
See also:Trade . In 1904 he was appointed librarian to the
See also:House of Lords . In 1884–1890 he was
See also:Clark Lecturer in English literature at Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge . Himself a writer of
See also:verse of much
See also:grace, and
See also:master of a
See also:style admirably expressive of a wide and appreciative culture, he was conspicuous for his valuable
See also:work in bringing
See also:foreign literature home to English readers' .
See also:Northern Studies (1879), a collection of essays on the literature of
See also:Holland and Scandinavia, was the outcome of a prolonged visit to those countries, and was followed by later work in the same direction . He translated
See also:Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (1891), and, with W .
See also:Archer, The Master-Builder (1893), and in 1907 he. wrote a
See also:life of Ibsen for the " Literary Lives " series . He also edited the English
See also:translation of the
See also:works of
See also:Bjornson . His services to Scandinavian letters were acknowledged in 1901, when he was made a knight of the
See also:order of St Olaf of the first class .
Mr Gosse's published volumes of verse include On
See also:Viol and
See also:Flute (1873),
See also:King Erik (1876), New Poems (1879), Firdausi in
See also:Exile (1885), In Russet and
See also:Silver (1894), Collected Poems (1896) . Hypolympia, or the Gods on the
See also:Island (1901), an " ironic phantasy," the scene of which is laid in the loth century, though the personages are Greek gods, is written in prose, with some
See also:blank verse . His Seventeenth Century Studies (1883), Life of
See also:William Congreve (1888), The Jacobean Poets (1894), Life and Letters of Dr
See also:Donne, Dean of St Paul's (1899),
See also:Taylor (1904, " English Men of Letters "), and Life of
See also:Browne (1905)
See also:form a very considerable
See also:body of critical work on the English 17th-century writers . He also wrote a life of Thomas
See also:Gray, whose works he edited (4 vols., 1884); A
See also:History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1889); a History of
See also:Modern English Literature (1897), and vols. iii. and iv. of an Illustrated Record of English Literature (1903–1904) under-taken in connexion with Dr
See also:Garnett . Mr Gosse was always a sympathetic student of the younger school of French and Belgian writers, some of his papers on the subject being collected as French Profiles (1905) . Critical
See also:Kit-Kats (1896) contains an admirable
See also:criticism of J . M. de
See also:Heredia, reminiscences of
See also:Lord de Tabley and others . He edited Heinemann's series of " Literature of the
See also:World " and the same publisher's " Inter-
See also:national Library." To the 9th edition of the
See also:Encyclopaedia Britannica- he contributed numerous articles, and his services as chief literary adviser in the preparation of the loth and rlth
See also:editions incidentally testify to the high position held by him in the contemporary world of letters . In 1905 he was entertained in
See also:Paris by the leading litterateurs as a representative of English literary culture . In 1907 Mr Gosse published anonymously
See also:Father and Son, an intimate study of his own early
See also:family life . He married Ellen, daughter of Dr G . W .
See also:Epps, and had a son and two daughters .
PHILIP HENRY GOSSE (1810–r888)
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