Galton, Arthur, Rev. (M)

b. 14 December 1852. d. 20 February 1921. Nationality: British.
Poet, editor, translator, and literary critic. Cousin of Sir Francis Galton. Born in Droitwich, Worcestershire. Educated at Clare College, Cambridge, and New College, Oxford. Close friends with Matthew Arnold, Lionel Johnson, and Frederich Manning (in addition to being his tutor). Possibly had homosexual relations in his youth. Author of *Two Essays Upon Matthew Arnold with Some of his Letters to the Author* (1897) and *Studies of Five Living Poets* (1884). Editor of *English Prose, from Maundevile to Thackeray* (1888). Contributed to *The Academy*. Moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1893 and was employed as the private secretary to the Governor of New South Wales (his uncle). Returned to England in 1898 and became the Vicar of Edenham, Lincolnshire. Translator of *The Religion of Israel* (1910) and *The War and Religion (1915) by Alfred Loisy. Biographical information: BL; “Francis Manning” *ODNB*; Jonathan Marwil, *Frederic Manning: An Unfinished Life,* Duke UP, 1988, pp. 23-30; Verna Coleman, *The Last Exquisite: A Portrait of Frederic Manning*, Melbourne UP, 1990, pp. 16-24, 142. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
To Pallas Athene 1886-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8763
To John of Bologna’s Mercury. (In the Bargello, at Florence.) 1886-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8767
To the Century Guild 1886-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8775
To the Apollo Belvedere 1886-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8761
To the Venus de’Medici 1886-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8760
“The Thoughts” of Marcus Aurelius 1887-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8806
Matthew Arnold: April 15; 1888 1889-04 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8934