Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

A Nympholept by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Summer, and noon, and a splendour of silence, felt,Seen, and heard of the spirit within the sense.Soft through the frondage the shades of the sunbeams melt,Sharp through ...

Astrophel by Algernon Charles Swinburne

AFTER READING SIR PHILIP SIDNEY’S ARCADIA IN THE GARDEN OF AN OLD ENGLISH MANOR HOUSEIA star in the silence that followsThe song of the death of the sunSpeaks music in he ...

Eton: An Ode by Algernon Charles Swinburne

FOR THE FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE COLLEGEIFour hundred summers and fifty have shone on the meadows of Thames and diedSince Eton arose ...

Loch Torridon by Algernon Charles Swinburne

TO E. H.The dawn of night more fair than morning rose,Stars hurrying forth on stars, as snows on snowsHaste when the wind and winter bid them speed.Vague miles of moorlan ...