John Masefield. Collection,
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Biographical / Historical Note

John Masefield was the English poet laureate from 1930 until his death. He was also awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. His poetic publications include: Salt-Water Ballads (1902); the two long narrative poems, the Everlasting Mercy (1911) and The Widow in the Bye Street (1912); and Reynard the Fox . He was also well known for his dramatic works, in both verse and prose ( the Tragedy of Nan , The Tragedy of Pompey the Great, and The Coming of Christ ). His Gallipoli (1916) became a very popular war narrative during the 1920s.