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William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Henley, William Ernest. An English poet, born Gloucester, England, Aug. 23, 1849; died at Woking, England, July 11, 1903. He was variously engaged in journalism, play-writing, and magazine work, but appeared more prominently as a poet. ‘A Book of Verse’ (1888); ‘The Song of the Sword’ (1892); reissued as ‘London Voluntaries’ (1893); ‘Hospital Sketches’; ‘Hawthorne and Lavender’ (1901); are his principal poetical volumes. He collaborated with Stevenson in ‘Beau Austin,’ ‘Deacon Brodie,’ ‘Admiral Guinea,’ and ‘Macaire,’ plays, and published a volume of criticism: ‘Views and Reviews’ (1890). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).