Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen (M)

b. 17 August 1840. d. 10 September 1922. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, diarist, hedonist, and Arab horse breeder. Pseudonym: “Proteus.” Married Anne Blunt, the 15th Baroness of Wentworth and granddaughter of Lord Byron, in 1869. Travelled extensively around Europe and South America as the Secretary of Legation, and the Middle East, India, and Egypt, after which he and his wife brought back Arabian horses to breed at Crabbet Arabian Stud, established in 1858. Publications include *Sonnets and Songs* (1875), *The Love Sonnets of Proteus* (1881). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 23
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
He is Not a Poet 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7960
“I think there never was a dearer woman” 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8148
On His Fortune in Loving Her 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7958
As to His Choice of Her 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7967
“A ‘woman with a past.’ What happier omen” 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8150
On Her Forgiveness of a Wrong 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7973
“Thrice happy fools! What wisdom shall we learn” 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8143
Laughter and Death 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7983
The Sublime 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7956
“I see you, Juliet, still, with your straw hat” 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8145
Depreciating Her Beauty 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7963
“Do you remember how I laughed at you” 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7975
On Her Waywardness 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7969
The Three Ages of Woman 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7977
He Would Lead a Better Life 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7984
To One Who Spoke Ill of Him 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7976
On Her Vanity 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7987
Sibylline Books 1881-11 The Nineteenth Century Poet 7981
“Children of Shem! Firstborn of Noah’s race” 1882-09 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8104
“From Caiaphas to Pilate I was sent” 1889-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8536
A Sonnet 1889-10 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8865
A Song 1890-07 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8875
“Naked I came into the world of pleasure” 1892-01 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8419