Aubrey de Vere

DE VERE, Aubrey (Thomas). b. Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, Ireland, 10 January 1814; d. Curragh Chase, 21 January 1902. Born into the landed gentry (his mother was a Spring-Rice), he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (1832- ), after which he travelled widely and succeeded in meeting many of the remarkable people of his time, such as William Wordsworth*, John Henry Newman*, and Alfred Tennyson*. As a result of his travels in Europe, he published two early books, The Waldenses, and Other Poems (1842) and The Search for Proserpine, and Other Poems (1843). He was deeply affected by the Irish famines of 1846 onwards, and threw himself into schemes for relief, publishing English Misrule and...

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