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Alfred Austin (1835–1913)

Austin, Alfred. An English poet, critic, and journalist; born at Headingly, near Leeds, May 30, 1835; died on June 2, 1913. He graduated from the University of London in 1853, was called to the bar in 1857, and became editor of the National Review, 1883–93. He was appointed poet laureate of England in 1896. He was the author of political books, novels, and many volumes of verse. The latter include: ‘The Season: a Satire’ (1862); ‘The Human Tragedy’ (1862); ‘The Golden Age: a Satire’ (1871); ‘The Tower of Babel,’ a drama (1874); ‘Savonarola,’ a tragedy (1881); and ‘Veronica’s Garden,’ in prose and verse (1895); ‘Sacred and Profane Love’ (1908). Some of his happiest effects are attained in ‘Prince Lucifer’ and ‘The Garden that I Love,’ although opinion is very much divided on the subject of his merits as a poet.