George Barlow (poet)

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George Barlow (19 June 1847, London[1] – 1913 or 1914[2]) was an English poet, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym James Hinton.

Barlow was the son of George Barnes Barlow, Master of the Crown Office,[3] and was educated at Harrow School and Exeter College, Oxford.[4] He moved to London in 1871, and continued to live there after his marriage a year later.[2] A prolific poet, his collected Poetical Works amounted to over 3,000 pages of verse. Barlow was dubbed the 'Bard of the sixteen sonnets a day' by his acquaintance Charles Marston, and 'the Poet of spiritualism' by Edward Bennett; his sonnet sequences explored spiritualism and erotic love.[5]

In addition to his published poetry oeuvre, Barlow wrote at least two non-fiction books, History of the Dreyfus case (1898) and The genius of Dickens. He was a regular contributor to the Contemporary Review.


  • A life's love, [1873]. New edition, 1882
  • (as James Hinton), An English madonna, 1874
  • Under the dawn, 1875
  • The gospel of humanity: or the connection between spiritualism and modern thought, 1876
  • The marriage before death, and other poems, 1878
  • The two marriages, a drama in three acts, 1878
  • Through death to life, 1878
  • To Gertrude in the Spirit World, 1878
  • Love-songs, 1880
  • Time's whisperings: sonnets and songs, 1880
  • Song-bloom, 1881
  • Song-spray, 1882
  • An actor's reminiscences, and other poems, 1883
  • (as James Hinton), Love's offering, 1883
  • Poems real and ideal, 1884
  • Loved beyond worlds, 1885
  • The pageant of life: an epic poem in five books, 1888. New edition, 1910
  • From dawn to sunset, 1890
  • A lost mother, 1892
  • The crucifixion of man: a narrative poem, 1893. Second edition, 1895
  • Jesus of Nazareth, a tragedy, [1896]
  • Woman regained. A novel of artistic life, 1896
  • The daughters of Minerva. A novel of artistic life, [1898]
  • A history of the Dreyfus case : from the arrest of Captain Dreyfus in October, 1894, up to the flight of Esterhazy in September, 1898, 1899
  • To the women of England, and other poems, 1901
  • The Poetical Works of George Barlow, London: Henry Glaisher, 11 vols, 1902–14
  • A coronation poem, 1902
  • Vox clamantis: sonnets and poems, 1904
  • The higher love. A plea for a noble conception of human love, 1905. Reprinted from the Contemporary Review.
  • The triumph of woman, prose essays, 1907
  • A man's vengeance, and other poems, 1908
  • The genius of Dickens, 1909. Reprinted from the Contemporary Review.
  • Songs of England awaking, 1909. Second edition, 1910
  • Selected poems, 1921. With note by C. W., bibliography and short life.



Poems by this Poet

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