Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. Robert Bridges cover

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. Robert Bridges

Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889)

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1. Part 00a: Editor’s Preface to Notes
2. Part 00b: Author’s Preface
3. Part 00c: Editor’s Notes to Author’s Preface
4. Part 01: Poems 1-4
5. Part 01b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 01-04
6. Part 02: Poems 5-14
7. Part 02b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 05-14
8. Part 03: Poems 15 – 24
9. Part 03b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 15-24
10. Part 04: Poems 25 – 34
11. Part 04b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 25-34
12. Part 05: Poems 35 – 39
13. Part 05b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 35-39
14. Part 06: Poems 40-51
15. Part 06b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 40-51
16. Part 07: Poems 52 – 58
17. Part 07b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 52-58
18. Part 08: Poems 59 – 74
19. Part 08b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 59-74

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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.”