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date: 20 September 2019

Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844–89) Poet and priest, 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

born in Stratford, Essex, the eldest of nine children in the High Anglican, artistically minded home of Kate and Manley Hopkins. He attended Highgate School, where he showed academic and artistic promise, ‘nervous grace’, and distinctive independence. In his final years he won the school poetry prize for ‘The Escorial’ and had another poem published in the national journal ... ...

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