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Francis William Bourdillon

Francis William Bourdillon (March 22, 1852 - January 13, 1921) was a British poet and translator.

Life

He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. Later he did tutoring for the University of Eastbourne, and lived in Eastbourne, and near Midhurst, Sussex.

Writer

He is known mostly for his poetry, and in particular the single short poem The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. He in fact had many collections published, from Among The Flowers, And Other Poems (1878) to Gerard and Isabel: a Romance in Form of Cantefable (1921), and including a Chryseis, and Preludes and Romances (1908).

In 1896 he published Nephelé, a romantic novel. He translated Aucassin et Nicolette as Aucassin and Nicolet (1887), wrote a scholarly work The Early Editions of the Roman de la Rose (1906), Russia Reborn (1917), and published a number of essays with the Religious Tract Society.

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Finnish melodic deathmetal band Insomnium used this poem for a chorus in the song Drawn To Black from their latest album, Above The Weeping World.

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