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PHILIP STANHOPE WORSLEY (1835-1866)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 833 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PHILIP STANHOPE WORSLEY (1835-1866), English poet, son of the Rev. Charles Worsley, was born on the 12th of August 1835, and was educated at Highgate grammar school and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize in 1857 with a poem on " The Temple of Janus." In 1861 he published a translation of the Odyssey, followed in 1865 by a translation of the first twelve books of the Iliad, hi both of which he employed the Spenserian stanza with success. In 1863 appeared a volume of Poems and Translations. Worsley died on the 8th of May 1866. His translation of the Iliad was completed after his death by John Conington.
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