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Poets' Corner

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poets' Corner An angle in the south transept of Westminster Abbey, London; -- so called because it contains the tombs of Chaucer, Spenser, Dryden, Ben Jonson, Gray, Tennyson, Browning, and other English poets, and memorials to many buried elsewhere.
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Usage

In literature:

That evening, Mary, sitting on the floor of the library in front of the Poets' Corner, took down volume after volume to scan its index.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
We left them in the Poet's Corner, at A.
"Rollo in London" by Jacob Abbott
Within the limits of a general introduction it would be difficult to enter every nook and corner of the poet's world.
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
Philip Freneau's odes found place almost monthly in the poet's corner.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
Beaumont lies in the more famous Poets' Corner at Westminster.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
It is Poet's Corner.
"Little Folks" by Various
In one corner there are many poets buried, and this is called the Poets' Corner.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Poet's Corner, when attached to the transept of Westminster Abbey, 381.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
We come across such stuff to-day; not among the literary circles, but in the poets' corners of provincial magazines.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
No corner of the globe has been sung by native poets as England has by Shakespeare.
"Sketch of Handel and Beethoven" by Thomas Hanly Ball
Here's the Poets' Corner, and there is at least one face which I'm sure you will be glad to see.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
The Poets' Corner occupies about half of the south transept of Westminster Abbey.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
He was buried in Westminster Abbey, and his tomb became the nucleus of what is now known as Poets' Corner.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Miss Johnson's poem, "The Christmas Tree", has taken its place in our Poet's corner.
"Authors and Writers Associated with Morristown" by Julia Keese Colles
He was buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, attended by all the high people.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Bellew in his Poet's Corner reads 'bend,' which is equally poor for 'tendit.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
Poet's Corner covered with rime.
"Mr. Punch's Life in London" by Various
Ruskin's small tablet and bas-relief must hang in a dark, unnoticed, corner, and Tennyson's bust is relegated to a pillar of Poet's Corner.
"Highways and Byways in London" by E. T. Cook
In the beginning of the 18th century a portrait bust was put up to his memory in the Poets' Corner by Harley, earl of Oxford.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

In hidden corners where fear dwells
And passivity lurks to smother life,
There in betrayal does the theme take its source
And with it, the poet pens his verse.
"The Themes" by Migjeni

In news:

The decision to withhold a place of honor in the Poets' Corner of the Cathedral of St John the Divine from Ezra Pound (Arts & Ideas pages, Oct 23) was entirely appropriate.
German poet, novelist, playwright, and graphic artist Gunter Grass smokes a cigarette on a city street corner in March 1979.
Longfellow and Crane Added to Poets' Corner.
Memorial stones for Henry James and Henry David Thoreau will be placed in the American Poets' Corner at the cnclusion of vespers on Oct 23 at 7 pm at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street.
Emerson and Twain to Join Poets' Corner at Cathedral.
After seeing where William and Catherine said their 'I dos,' commoners can then explore the church's ancient shrines, cloister and Poet's Corner.
Narnia author Lewis to be honored at Poets' Corner.
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