Bridges, Robert (M)

b. 23 October 1844. d. 21 April 1930. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, poetry editor, and literary critic. Pseudonym: “R. B.” Trained as a physician. Joined the Savile Club in 1872, through which he met poet Edmund Gosse. After publishing his first volume of poems in 1873, ceased work as a physician to focus on writing. Married (Mary) Monica Waterhouse on 3 September 1884. Encouraged Mary Coleridge to publish her first poetry volume. Was the first editor of Gerard Manley Hopkins, whose poetry he published posthumously in 1918. Appointed Poet Laureate in 1913. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The South Wind 1896 Pageant Poet 1098
A Hymn of Nature. An Ode Written for Music 1898-10 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 15893
Giovanni Duprè. An Eclogue 1899-01 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12403
“A poppy grows upon the shore” 1899-03 Atalanta Poet 15981
Elegy on a Lady 1899-03 Atalanta Poet 15943
London Snow 1899-03 Atalanta Poet 15942
There Is a Hill 1899-03 Atalanta Poet 15941
The Fourth of June at Eton. An Eclogue 1899-06 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12404