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Thomas Hood

Birthdate: 23. May 1799
Date of death: 3. May 1845

Thomas Hood was an English poet, author and humorist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt". Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humorist Tom Hood .

Works

Ruth
Thomas Hood
The Death-Bed
Thomas Hood

„And there is ev'n a happiness
That makes the heart afraid!“

—  Thomas Hood

Ode to Melancholy http://www.gerald-massey.org.uk/eop_hood_poetical_works_2.htm#057, st. 6 (1827).
1820s

„He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way,
Tormenting himself with his prickles.“

—  Thomas Hood

Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg. Her Dream http://www.gerald-massey.org.uk/eop_hood_poetical_works_4.htm#146 (Part the Third, 1840).
1840s

„Oh would I were dead now,
Or up in my bed now,
To cover my head now,
And have a good cry!“

—  Thomas Hood

A Table of Errata; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
20th century

„Home-made dishes that drive one from home.“

—  Thomas Hood

Her Honeymoon; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
20th century

„Thus she stood amid the stooks,
Praising God with sweetest looks.“

—  Thomas Hood, Ruth

Ruth; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
20th century

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„There's a double beauty whenever a swan
Swims on a lake with her double thereon.“

—  Thomas Hood

Her Honeymoon; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
20th century

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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