Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

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Standard Name: Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen
Used Form: W. S. Blunt
Used Form: Sir Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Connections

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Anthologization Viola Meynell
In December 1910, VM and her siblings Francis , Olivia , and Monica published a poetry anthology called Eyes of Youth (a phrase taken from Shakespeare 's The Merry Wives of Windsor), which included...
Cultural formation Lady Cynthia Asquith
Beauman, who uses the title Lovers for one of the chapters in her biography of LCA , also believes that her subject's sexual development was shadowed by her mother's relationships with Arthur Balfour (which puzzled...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Her husband took great interest in other women and was frequently unfaithful. Having married him somewhat reluctantly, she, too, conducted an emotional life elsewhere: Beauman writes that she became pregnant by the writer Wilfrid Blunt
Family and Intimate relationships William Morris
Despite dealing with a debilitating illness, Jane took two lovers during her marriage: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and (later) Wilfrid Scawen Blunt .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Emilie Barrington
Commentators have been dismissive of Russell Barrington. Ronald Chapman calls him a husband of inferior powers.
Chapman, Ronald. The Laurel and the Thorn: A Study of G.F. Watts. Faber and Faber, 1945.
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Wilfrid Blunt says he was a rich, amiable nonentity: always as clay in her hands.
Blunt, Wilfrid Jasper Walter. ’England’s Michelangelo’. H. Hamilton, 1975.
159
The couple...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Fane
VF and her fellow-poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt were lovers. He later wrote that many of his earlier sonnets were addressed to her.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen. My Diaries. A. A. Knopf, 1922.
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Family and Intimate relationships Violet Fane
VF 's love life was a frequent subject of London gossip. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, she was regarded, in her own time, as a late-Victorian Letitia Landon .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Apart from...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Gregory
According to Wilfrid Blunt 's Secret Diaries, he and AG consummated their relationship, which developed through their passionate support for Egyptian nationalist Arabi Bey .
Stevenson, Mary Lou Kohfeldt. Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Irish Renaissance. Atheneum, 1985.
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McDiarmid, Lucy, Maureen Waters, and Augusta Gregory. “Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography”. Selected Writings, Penguin, 1995, pp. xi - xliv, 525.
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Longford, Elizabeth. “Lady Gregory and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt”. Lady Gregory, Fifty Years After, edited by Ann Saddlemyer and Colin Smythe, Colin Smythe, 1987, pp. 85 -97.
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Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Gregory
While she was in Egypt, AG was thrown into close contact with Wilfrid Blunt , an anti-imperialist whom she had already met in England. Although they did not consummate their relationship until they were back...
Friends, Associates Alice Meynell
Following her early conquest of Tennyson , AM went on to develop a large circle of literary acquaintances. Callers on the Meynells at Palace Court included Irish writer Katharine Tynan , Aubrey Beardsley (while he...
Friends, Associates Emilie Barrington
EB probably first met painter George Frederic Watts before she was married, at the studio of Dante Gabriel Rossetti .
There is some uncertainty as to the date of EB 's first meeting with Watts...
Friends, Associates Lady Margaret Sackville
LMS made literary friendships with at least two male poets who apparently saw themselves as her mentor if not her Pygmalion. The one who has held his place in literary history was Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Friends, Associates Augusta Gregory
With her marriage, AG became part of her husband's impressive social network. She met Queen Victoria , Heinrich Schliemann , and James Froude shortly after her wedding, and visited Robert Browning and Henry James on...
Intertextuality and Influence Augusta Gregory
One source of inspiration for this play was the 1887-88 imprisonment of AG 's close friend, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt , for protesting against the eviction of tenants during the Land War.
McDiarmid, Lucy, Maureen Waters, and Augusta Gregory. “Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography”. Selected Writings, Penguin, 1995, pp. xi - xliv, 525.
537, 547
The play...
Intertextuality and Influence Lady Margaret Sackville
LMS 's first literary activity was dictating a long Dramatic Poem at the age of six. At sixteen, she met the nearly sixty-year-old poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt , who lived near her parents' home and...

Timeline

1875
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt published Sonnets and Songs by Proteus, which includes passionate addresses to several women.