Robert Bridges

BRIDGES, Robert Seymour. b. Walmer, Kent, 23 October 1844; d. Oxford, 21 April 1930. The Bridges family had been yeomen and gentleman farmers for generations. His father died in 1853, and his mother married the Reverend John Molesworth, vicar of Rochdale, Lancashire, where Bridges spent some of his vacations during his formative years at school and college. He was educated at Eton and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 1867, MA 1874). After Oxford, he travelled in the Middle East (1868) and studied in Germany (1868-69), before becoming a medical student at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He graduated from there in 1874, and worked as a doctor until 1881, although he had already published Poems...

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