Ernest Myers Poems

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Ernest Myers
Born at Keswick on October 13, 1844, Ernest James Myers received his education in classics at Cheltenham and Balliol College Oxford. He became a fellow of Wadham College in 1868, where he taught for three years, and then moved to London for twenty years to make his living as a translator and editor. Best known for his collaboration with Andrew Lang and Walter Leaf on books XVII-XXIV of Homer's Iliad (popularized in a Modern Library edition), Myers also translated Pindar, wrote on Aeschylus, and published five volumes of poetry in his lifetime, most modelled on Greek and Latin themes. These were The Puritans (1869), Poems (1877), The Defence of Rome (1880), The Judgement of Prometheus (1886), and Gathered Poems (1904). While in London, Myers wed Nora Margaret Lodge, and they had five children. He served as Secretary of the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching and worked as a volunteer for the Charity Organization Society and the Society for Protection of Women and Children. The Myers family left London for Chislehurst in 1891. His older son, who seems to be the subject of "Infant Eyes," died as a soldier in France in 1918. Myers died on November 25, 1918, in Etchingham, Sussex. B., A. C. "Myers, Ernest James." Dictionary of National Biography for 1812-1921. Homer. The Iliad of Homer done into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers. London: Macmillan, 1883. PA 4025 .A2L3 Institute for Medieval Studies. Myers, Ernest. Gathered Poems. London: Macmillan, 1904. LE M9962g Robarts Library. --. Lord Althorp. London: R. Bentley. 1890. DA 536 .S7M8 Robarts Library. Pindar. The Extant Odes of Pindar. Trans. Ernest Myers. PA 4275 .E5M9 1874. Robarts Library. Biographical information Given name: Ernest Family name: Myers Birth date: 13 October 1844 Death date: 25 November 1921 Nationality: English Family relations father: Frederic Myers mother: Susan Harriet Myers wife: Nora Margaret Myers (from 1883) brother: Frederic William Henry Myers Languages English Latin Greek Education Cheltenham to 1863 Balliol College, Oxford: 1863 Honours First class in classical moderations: 1865 Gaisford prize for Greek verse: 1865 Literary period: Victorian Occupations Administrator, Charity Organization Society Secretary to the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching: 1876 to 1881 Residences Keswick: 13 October 1844 London: 1871 to 1891 Paul's Cray Common, Chislehurst: 1891

infant eyes
Blood of my blood, bone of my bone,
Heart of my being's heart,
Strange visitant, yet very ... [read poem]
It is the pain, it is the pain endures.
Your chemic beauty burned my muscles through.
Pois... [read poem]
"kaiser and co."; or, "hoch der kaiser"
Der Kaiser auf der Vaterland
Und Gott on high all dings gommand,
Ve two! Ach! don'd you un... [read poem]
missing dates
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
It is not the effort nor the failure tires.... [read poem]
tour abroad of wilfrid the great
By Jean Baptiste Trudeau.

W'en Queen Victoria calls her peup's
For mak' some Jub... [read poem]
the teasers
Not but they die, the teasers and the dreams,
Not but they die,
and tell ... [read poem]
let it go
It is this deep blankness is the real thing strange.
The more things happen to you the more... [read poem]
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