Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


LONDON, ApriMO. The death is announced, from pneumonia, of Mr Algernon Charles Swinburne, the poet, in his 73rd year.

Algernon Charles Swinburne, last and greatest of the poets of the nineteenth century, was the son of Admiral Charles Henry Swinburne and Lady Jane, daughter of the third Earl of Ashburnham. His first dramas, "The Queen Mother" and were published when he was 23, and five years later the publication of "Atlanta" and "Calydon" and "Chastelandj" followed by the famous "Poems and Ballads," lifted him to the leadership of contemporary poets. "Songs Before Sunrise," the second series of "Poems and Ballads," and a series of tragedies, occupied him up to 1879, when he published his eloquent study of Shakespeare. Two years later he com pleted his great Elizabethan trilogy with Mary Stuart's Bothwell, the second of the series having succeeded "Chasteland" in 1874. Besides his wealth of poetry, Mr. Swinburne was active as a critic, and with heart-whole enthusiasm he wrote wonderfully of Elizabethan literature. No one haß done so much to free English literature from the shackles of formalism, or has pursued the poetic calling with so sincere and resplendent an allegiance to the clajins of absolute and unadulterated poetry. His technique revolutionised the whole English system of metrical expression, and rendered incalculable service to English as a vehicle for lyrical effect. .

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

A. C. SWINBURNE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

Word Count

A. C. SWINBURNE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.