Symonds, John Addington (M)

Surname: Symonds
Forename(s): John Addington
b. 5 October 1840. d. 19 April 1893. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, translator, literary critic, and cultural historian. Pseudonym: J. A. S. Married Catherine North on 10 November 1864; from 1869 the relationship was platonic by agreement. Advocated sexual reform and authored studies on homosexuality as a homosexual man himself. Close friends with Benjamin Jowett, whom he met while a student at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1858. Biographical information: ODNB. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 13
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Fantasia Improvisation 1873-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12216
To a Friend Leaving England in September 1874-05 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12028
The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne. Lorenzo De’ Medici’s Carnival Song 1877-04 The Cornhill Magazine Translator 12302
A Florentine Carnival Song of the Sixteenth Century. Composed by Antonio Alamani, and sung by a company of masquers, habited as skeletons, on a car of death designed by Piero di Cosimo 1878-01 The Cornhill Magazine Translator 12262
The Street Gossips. A Song for Dancing 1878-05 The Cornhill Magazine Translator 12266
An Invitation to the Sledge 1879-06 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12250
Dulce est Desipere. A Latin Student’s Song of the Twelfth Century. (Translated from the ‘Carmina Burana,’ p. 137) 1879-09 The Cornhill Magazine Translator 12244
The Jews’ Cemetery. (Lido of Venice) 1881-11 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12108
The Sea Calls. (Thoughts of Venice in the High Alps) 1883-03 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12088
Balder’s Flower 1887-10 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8811
Narcissus’ Flower 1887-10 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8810
Ave Imperatrix 1890-01 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Poet 8869
Bion’s Lament for Adonis 1890-10 The Century Guild Hobby Horse Translator 8882