Gerard Manley Hopkins
 

 

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Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844-1889

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Born in Stratford, Essex. He was educated at Oxford where he converted to Roman Catholicism. He entered the Jesuit order and worked in parishes in London, Oxford and Glasgow. He was sent to Dublin where he was Professor of Classics at University College Dublin. He didnít particularly like Dublin, Ireland, the Irish or their politics. Most of his work was unpublished until after his death. His works include Duns Scotusís Oxford, Heaven-Haven, The Wreck of the Deutschland, The Windover, Pied Beauty, The Loss of the Eurydice and Binsey Poplars Felled. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book