English poet who wrote the melancholy masterpiece, Dover Beach, as well as The Scholar-Gipsy and Thyrsis.
As a student at Rugby School, he won numerous awards for poetry and essays, writing in both English and Latin.
His father was headmaster of Rugby School, and one of his biggest inspirations from that time was the Reverend, John Keble.
Married Frances Lucy in June 1851, and together they had six children.
He traveled the U.S. teaching education and the works and ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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