Merivale, Herman Charles (M)

b. 27 January 1839. d. 17 August 1906. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, translator, playwright, and novelist. Son of Herman Merivale. Pseudonym: “Felix Dale.” Born in London. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and the Inner Temple. Editor of the *Annual Register*(1870-1880). Wrote and translated foreign plays for theatres in London. Married Elizabeth Pittman on 13 May 1878, and collaborated with her on several plays including *The Don* (1888). Well connected with major figures in literary circles including William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Matthew Arnold, and William Schwenck Gilbert. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC) (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 10
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
At Rome 1870-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12102
Lady Fair 1870-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10486
The Wishes of A Dumb-Waiter 1870-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10485
Wake, England, Wake! 1871-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10375
Marian May 1871-08 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12209
La Violetta 1871-09 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12210
The “Cinque Maggio.” From the Italian of Manzoni 1872-05 The Cornhill Magazine Translator 12213
A Piece of Heather 1874-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10127
An Easter Message 1878 Good Words Poet 2678
Song of the Night. From the Italian of Giacomo Leopardi 1878-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9320