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[swin-bern] /ˈswɪn bərn/
Algernon Charles, 1837–1909, English poet and critic. Unabridged
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  • While Swinburne is by far the greater poet, Murray is by far the more important of the two from the ethnological point of view.

  • Swinburne had the utmost contempt for the narrowness of his outlook.

    Old Familiar Faces Theodore Watts-Dunton
  • Mr. Swinburne might perhaps make the list nine, but he would certainly include Victor Hugo himself.

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • To match them you would have to go to the poets—to Shakespeare—to Swinburne.

    Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys
  • Mr. Swinburne is at the head of the new school, and he is a notorious heretic.

    Arrows of Freethought George W. Foote
  • Don't you think this is a great ambition, to read Swinburne well?

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • Had Swinburne been admitted earlier to the talk, he would not have taken his proper quantity of roast mutton.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • I'll try to be satisfied for the time with Swinburne and Shelley.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
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Algernon Charles. 1837–1909, English lyric poet and critic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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