Meaning of O'SHAUGHNESSY, ARTHUR in English

O'SHAUGHNESSY, ARTHUR

born March 14, 1844, London, Eng. died Jan. 30, 1881, London in full Arthur William Edgar O'shaughnessy British poet best known for his much-anthologized Ode (We are the music-makers). O'Shaughnessy became a copyist in the library of the British Museum at age 17 and later became a herpetologist in the museum's zoological department. He published four volumes of verse: An Epic of Women (1870), Lays of France (1872), Music and Moonlight (1874), and Songs of a Worker (1881). O'Shaughnessy was strongly influenced by the work of Algernon Charles Swinburne and the artists and writers of the Pre-Raphaelite group. He is representative of many Victorian poets for whom a concentration on musicality and emotions was more important than intellectual content.

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