Poets' Corner


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Po´ets' Cor´ner


1.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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Then upon my soul and honour, ma'am, you'll find in a certain angle of that dreary pile, called Poets' Corner, a few smaller names than Slum,' retorted that gentleman, tapping himself expressively on the forehead to imply that there was some slight quantity of brain behind it.
Above her nursery fireplace hung a photograph of her grandfather's tomb in Poets' Corner, and she was told in one of those moments of grown-up confidence which are so tremendously impressive to the child's mind, that he was buried there because he was a "good and great man.
He was buried in Westminster Abbey, the first of the men of letters to be laid in the nook which has since become the Poets' Corner.
NEWS that Coventry-born poet Philip Larkin will be honoured with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey has had a mixed reception.
I'm pleased Philip "Pip" Larkin will finally get a place at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Who was the first occupant of Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey?
FITTING Juliet Stevenson reads the poetry of Ted Hughes in Poets' corner of Westminster Abbey last night
A memorial to Hughes is being unveiled in Poets' Corner after a lengthy campaign for him to be honoured, with his family and leading literary figures due to attend.
The church's 26-year-old online editor updated the latest internet craze on her laptop as she watched the event sitting 20ft above poets' corner in the historic Muniments room.
George Frederic Handel is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his statue shows him composing at a table with the score of Messiah open before him at the aria: "I know that my Redeemer liveth.
A decision was taken by Salford City Council in Greater Manchester to demolish Poets' Corner estate because there is no longer a demand for back-to-back homes with no garden.
At the moment there is an entrance fee of $7 to the Royal Chapel and Poets' Corner, but none to enter the nave, which houses the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.