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Richard Monckton Milnes


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Richard Monckton Milnes : Memorials of a Residence on the Continent, and Historical Poems

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 16 April 1838: 'I had to thank [John Kenyon] for [...] lending me Mr Milnes's Poems just printed for private circulation. They are of the Tennyson school [...] & very much delighted me.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Richard Monckton Milnes : Poetry for the People

'Two of your love poems are supremely beautiful - O let not words, the callous shell of thought & I will not say my life was sad and I like infinitely They owned their passion without shame or fear. I hope some day you will come and read to me again' [Letter to Richard Monckton Milnes]

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Richard Monckton Milnes      Print: Book


Richard Monckton Milnes : 'Lay of the Humble'

Elizabeth Barrett to Richard Hengist Horne, 13 December 1843: 'I admired [Richard Monckton Milne's] first volume very much; but his later poetry seems to want fire and imagination, and to strain too much at the didactic [...] And then that exquisite "Lay of the Humble" which I was praising lately, and which affected me very much at the time I read it (it appeared in the first volume), somebody told me the other day that it was not original. Taken from the German I think they said it was. I wish I knew. It is very beautiful in any case.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Richard Monckton Milnes : 'Projected Railways in Westmoreland. An Answer to Mr Wordsworth's Late Sonnet'

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 16 December 1844: 'I saw the sonnet [of Wordsworth] [...] which gave me so much offence by the prose note attached to it beginning .. "This is not mere poetry, but truth" -- or something to that effect! So unworthy of a poet, as giving in to the vulgar notion of poetry & truth being different things! Also, I saw Mon[c]kton Milnes's sonnet in reply -- very good -- but not one of his best sonnets.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Newspaper


Richard Monckton Milnes : 'Lucknow'

'Thanks for telling me about the articles. I always like to read anything of your writing, even when it is not of such supreme interest as 'Lucknow' because your style (may I say it?) has such a great charm for me. It is such pure beautiful English. I had heard of the forthcoming article on Buckle, without knowing whom it was by. Thank you for telling me'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell      Print: Unknown


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