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John Masefield

Person  Male  Born 1/6/1878  Died 12/5/1967

Categories: Poetry

Countries: USA

Poet. Born Herefordshire. Orphaned early he was sent to sea, aged 13, to train as an officer and seems to have spent a lot of time reading and writing. Aged 17 he jumped ship in New York where he continued his literary studies while also working in a factory. 1897 returned to England. Poet Laureate 1930 until his death at home in Abingdon.

"I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky....".

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John Masefield, OM, 1878 - 1967, poet laureate, lived here, 1907 - 1912. Engl...

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