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Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

By Hopkins, Gerard Manley

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Title: Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins  
Author: Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Language: English
Subject: Poetry, Poetry
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Manley Hopkins, B. G., & Bridges, R. (1918). Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Retrieved from

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) was an English poet, educated at Oxford. Entering the Roman Catholic Church in 1866 and the Jesuit novitiate in 1868, he was ordained in 1877. Upon becoming a Jesuit he burned much of his early verse and abandoned the writing of poetry. However, the sinking in 1875 of a German ship carrying five Franciscan nuns, exiles from Germany, inspired him to write one of his most impressive poems “The Wreck of the Deutschland.” Thereafter he produced his best poetry, including “God’s Grandeur,” “The Windhover,” “The Leaden Echo,” and “The Golden Echo.” (Summary by Bartleby )

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