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1882 In Poetry

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1882 In Poetry

Template:Year nav topic5 Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).


  • June 30 - Convicted assassin Charles Guiteau writes a poem called "I am Going to the Lordy", which he recites immediately before his execution the same day

Works published

United Kingdom

  • William Allingham, Evil May-Day[1]
  • Toru Dutt, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hidnustan, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. (fifth edition, 1927; reprinted several times by various publishers since then); Indian poet, writing in English, published in the United Kingdom[2]
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, Tristram of Lyonesse, and Other Poems[1]
  • F. J. Child's edition of English and Scottish Popular Ballads, in 5 volumes (1882–98), including multiple versions of 305 ballads
  • George Robert Sims, The Dagonet Ballads

Great scientist this year a published poet

James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879), whose contributions to science were profound (including formulation of Maxwell's equations which for the first time expressed the basic laws of electricity and magnetism in a unified fashion, and other discoveries that helped usher in modern physics), this year became a published poet when a collection of his poems was published by his friend Lewis Campbell, two years after Maxwell's death.

As a great lover of British poetry, Maxwell memorized poems and wrote his own. The best known is Rigid Body Sings closely based on Comin' Through the Rye by [1]:

Gin a body meet a body
Flyin' through the air.
Gin a body hit a body,
Will it fly? And where?

(Maxwell is also known for creating the first true-colour photograph in 1861.)

United States


Awards and honors


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See also

Poetry portal


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