Arthur Hugh Clough
Person Male Born 1/1/1819 Died 13/11/1861
Poet. Born Liverpool but brought up (aged 2 - 9) in South Carolina, America, his father being a cotton merchant. Educated at Rugby and Oxford. Travelled to France to participate in the 1848 revolution and to Italy the next year in support of Mazzini's republic. Moved to St Mark's Crescent in the year he married Blanche Mary Shore Smith. While here he worked, unpaid, for Florence Nightingale, his wife's cousin, in her campaign for medical reforms. Wrote a satirical poem about the 10 commandments which contains "Thou shalt not kill; but need'st not strive Officiously to keep alive" and also "Thou shalt have one God only; who Would tax himself to worship two?" Died Florence, Italy.