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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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." Later, on an anniversary, she was taken by her mother through the fog in a hansom cab, and given a large bunch of bright, sweet-scented flowers to lay upon his tomb.
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.
Work by members of the Poets' Corner group - who contribute the Advertiser's popular weekly column - and their counterparts at Airdrie creative writing group will now have their work on show at Coatbridge library.
I travelled to London to pay tribute to the literary legends buried and commemorated at Poets' Corner.
In which historic church can Poets' Corner be found?
I'm pleased Philip "Pip" Larkin will finally get a place at 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 delay in honoring Williams, whose poetry stands up strongly alongside his plays (when it's not embedded in them), is no slight; a bit like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, into which acts cannot be inducted until 25 years after their first release, the Poets' Corner, created in 1984, memorializes scribes a quarter century after their passing.
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." [dagger]