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Richard Realf (1832–1878)

Realf, Richard. An English-American poet; born at Framfield, Sussex, June 14, 1832; committed suicide in Oakland, CA, Oct. 28, 1878. At eighteen he published, under the patronage of several literary people, a collection of poems, ‘Guesses at the Beautiful.’ In 1854 he came to the United States, enlisted in the army in 1862, and wrote some of his best lyrics in the field. His most admired poems are ‘My Slain,’ ‘An Old Man’s Idyl,’ and ‘Indirection.’