Gerard Manley Hopkins

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The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was born in Stratford, Essex on the outskirts of London and studied for priesthood before converting to Catholicism under the influence of the Oxford movement. His reputation was widely spread by the posthumous Collected Works (1918) and was set to music by Barber, Britten, Krenek and Rands, among others.

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