Hood, Thomas

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Born: May 23, 1799 AD
Died: 1845 AD, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Poets


1799 - Born on May 23rd in London, England. A British humorist and poet.

1821 - The editor of the London Magazine, John Scott, was killed in a duel, and his friends proposed to make him sub-editor.

1825 - He had married and Odes and Addresses -- his first work -- was written in conjunction with his brother-in-law J. H. Reynolds, the friend of John Keats.

1827 - The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies (1827) and a dramatic romance, Lamia, was published.

1828 - Hood was associated with the Athenaeum, started by J. Silk Buckingham, and he was a regular contributor for the rest of his life.

1829 - He wrote the poem "Eugene Aram's Dream".

1845 - Died on May 3rd in London, England.
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