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Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially sprung rhythm) and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.

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    Felix Randal the farrier, O he is dead then? My duty all is ended,
    Who have watched his mould of man, big-boned and hardy-handsome,
    Pining, pining, till time when reason rambled in it and some
    Fatal four disorders, fleshed there, all contended?
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    For human nature, being more highly pitched, selved, and distinctive than anything in the world, can have been developed, evolved, condensed, from the vastness of the world not anyhow or by the working of common powers but only by one of finer or higher pitch and determination than itself.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    What would the world be, once bereft
    Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
    O let them be left, wildness and wet;
    Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Our Lord Jesus Christ, my brethren, is our hero, a hero all the world wants.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend
    With thee; but, sir, so what I plead is just.
    Why do sinners’ ways prosper? and why must
    Disappointment all I endeavour end?
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)