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 (bĕch′ə-mən), Sir John 1906-1984.
British poet and poet laureate (1972-1984) whose often nostalgic works, in collections such as A Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954), praise the English countryside. He also wrote widely on Victorian architecture.
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(Biography) Sir John. 1906–84, English poet, noted for his nostalgic and humorous verse and essays and for his concern for the preservation of historic buildings, esp of the Victorian era. Poet laureate (1972–84)
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(ˈbɛtʃ ə mən)

Sir John, 1906–84, English poet: poet laureate 1972–84.
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