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Francis Thompson
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Born in Preston, Lancashire
Born on 16th of December 1859
Died on 13rd of November 1907

Born 1859. Died 1907 - English poet.

Studied for priesthood, turned to medicine but did not graduate. Became opium addict, rescued by Wilfrid and Alice Meynell. Wrote mainly religious poems including the well-known Hound of Heaven. Other works include Poems (1893), Sister Songs (1985) and New Poems (1897). Essay on Shelley (1909) appeared posthumously.

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