William Collins (1721–1759) was a gifted and learned poet, but had to content with unfavorable circumstances and work amid uncongenial surroundings. Melancholy was his companion, and by the time he died, he was classified as insane.
Alexander Pope was most successful as a translator of Homer, but his reputation stems from his genius as a satirist, mostly. He was also among the finest epistolary poets in English.
Now is the time when gardeners are beginning to wonder what to do with all those zucchini that keep coming. Here’s an idea.
Yesterday 111 years ago, Azariah F. Denney died in Dunkirk, IN.
Did you know that none of Edward Taylor’s poetry was published until 1939?