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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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    Religion, you know, enters very deep; in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people, that they are or that they are not of my religion.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Give beauty back, beauty, beauty, beauty, back to God, beauty’s
    self and beauty’s giver.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    What would the world be, once bereft
    Of wet and of 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)

    O if we but knew what we do
    When we delve or hew—
    Hack and rack the growing green!
    Since country is so tender
    To touch, her being so slender,
    That, like this sleek and seeing ball
    But a prick will make no eye at all,
    Where we, even where we mean
    To mend her we end her,
    When we hew or delve:
    After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    I have desired to go
    Where springs not fail,
    To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail
    And a few lilies blow.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)