Meredith, George (M)

b. 12 February 1828. d. 18 May 1909. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Major Victorian novelist and poet. Pseudonym: “G. M.” Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Married twice: Mary Ellen Nicolls on 9 August 1849, and Marie Vulliamy on 20 September 1864. Worked as a publisher’s reader for Chapman and Hall (1860-1890). Became editor of *The Fortnightly* in 1867 and president of the Society of Authors in 1892. Connected with major figures in literary and artistic circles including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Frederick Sandys. Also friends with the Duff Gordon family, and corresponded for decades with their daughter Janet. Poetry volumes include *Modern Love* (1862), *Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life* (1887). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC, SP)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 45
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Chillianwallah 1849-07-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6025
Sorrows and Joys 1850-08-24 Household Words Poet 1126
The Two Blackbirds 1850-11-09 Household Words Poet 1148
New Year’s Eve 1850-12-28 Household Words Poet 1156
The Congress of Nations 1851-03-08 Household Words Poet 1173
Infancy and Age 1851-04-19 Household Words Poet 1179
Time 1851-05-21 Household Words Poet 1191
Force and His Master 1851-09-13 Household Words Poet 1210
The Gentleness of Death 1851-10-04 Household Words Poet 1213
A Word from the Cannon’s Mouth 1851-10-25 Household Words Poet 1216
Queen Zuleima 1851-11-01 Household Words Poet 1217
Britain 1851-11-22 Household Words Poet 1220
Familiar Things 1851-12-06 Household Words Poet 1224
The Glastonbury Thorn 1851-12-20 Household Words Poet 1226
A Wassail for the New Year 1852-01-03 Household Words Poet 1229
The Linnet-Hawker 1852-01-10 Household Words Poet 1230
War 1852-02-21 Household Words Poet 1236
The First-Born 1852-07-10 Household Words Poet 1254
Holidays 1853-12-24 Household Words Poet 1321
Motley 1854-02-04 Household Words Poet 1327
Rhine-Land 1856-07-19 Household Words Poet 1425
Monmouth 1856-11-01 Household Words Poet 1437
The Song of Courtesy 1859-07-09 Once a Week Poet 197
The Three Maidens 1859-07-30 Once a Week Poet 203
Over the Hills 1859-08-20 Once a Week Poet 209
The Last Words of Juggling Jerry 1859-09-03 Once a Week Poet 212
Autumn Even-Song 1859-12-03 Once a Week Poet 240
The Crown of Love 1859-12-31 Once a Week Poet 248
The Head of Bran 1860-02-04 Once a Week Poet 256
The Meeting 1860-09-01 Once a Week Poet 288
The Beggar’s Soliloquy 1861-03-30 Once a Week Poet 545
By the Rosanna. To F. M. 1861-10-19 Once a Week Poet 854
Phantasy 1861-11-23 Once a Week Poet 860
The Patriot Engineer 1861-12-14 Once a Week Poet 864
The Old Chartist 1862-02-08 Once a Week Poet 878
The Orchard and the Heath 1868-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14214
The Song of Theodolinda 1872-09 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12131
Love in the Valley 1878-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14614
To a Friend Recently Lost. T. T. 1880-10 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12137
Phoebus with Admetus 1880-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14562
The Thrush in February 1885-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14975
The Appeasement of Demeter 1887-09 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14826
“We saw the swallows gathering in the sky” 1899-02 Atalanta Poet 15979
The Night Walk 1899-08 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12297
With the Huntress 1901-01 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 13855