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Young to Old-Minefield (ASOIAF)
Actress who won an Oscar for her role in 'A Passage to India'
Poet, painter and mystic
Art critic, author of 'The Stones of Venice' and 'Modern Painters'
1816-1855; 1818-1848; 1820-1849
Sisters and novelists
Playwright of 'She Stoops to Conquer', novelist of 'The Vicar of Wakefield'; poet of 'The Deserted Village'
Playwright of 'The Wits' and 'The Siege of Rhodes,' the first English opera
Poet, Member of the 'Inklings' and Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Actor famous for his performances of Shakespeare
Poet Laureate and journalist
The poet of British imperialism, author of 'Gunga Din' and 'The Man Who Would Be King'
Poet of 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time'
Whig historian and politician, author of 'The History of England from the Accession of James the Second'
Novelist of 'Barchester Towers' and 'The Way We Live Now'
Poet and dramatist best known for 'The Beggar's Opera'
Novelist and poet known for such works as 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
Scottish architect and furniture designer
Poet of 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night'
'The Unhappy Countess,' a poet whose life inspired Thackeray's 'Barry Lyndon'
The best actress of her day, mocked by Pope
Poet of 'Cooper's Hill' and King's Surveyor under Charles II
Diplomat and poet, negotiated the Treaty of Utrecht
The first burial in poets' corner
Scottish poet known for patriotic poems like 'Hohenlinden'
The most popular novelist of the nineteenth century
Playwright known for 'Hay Fever' and 'Blithe Spirit'
Novelist of 'Vanity Fair' and 'Henry Esmond'
Poet laureate and author of 'Sea-Fever'
Playwright known for 'The Way of the World' and 'The Mourning Bride'
Poet of 'The Cenci' and 'Prometheus Unbound', drowned in Italy
Playwright, poet, novelist, and convicted homosexual
Royalist poet of 'The Mistress,' one of the most prominent poets of his day, but since fallen into obscurity
Author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
Poet laureate under Charles II and James II and leading poet of his day
Poet of 'Endymion' and 'To Autumn', died in Rome
working class poet, later mad
Novelist of 'Evelina' and 'Cecilia'
American-born novelist of 'Roderick Hudson' and 'Washington Square'
Exiled French soldier and essayist
Poet of the 'A Shropshire Lad' cycle
Author of the Dictionary of the English Language
Novelist of 'Mansfield Park' and 'Persuasion'
Poet and playwright; author of 'Volpone' and 'The Alchemist'
Jesuit priest and poet
16 Poets from World War I are commemorated on a plaque; name one
American poet known for his translation of 'The Divine Comedy' and 'Evangeline'
Playwright, poet, and spy, known for 'Edward II' and 'The Jew of Malta'
Poet of 'Don Juan', died fighting for Greek independence
Swedish opera singer, known as 'The Swedish Nightingale'
German-born composer of Messiah and Water Music
The most popular Victorian poet, author of 'Ulysses' and 'In Memoriam'
Novelist known for 'Middlemarch' and 'Silas Marner'
Poet of 'The Faerie Queene'
The Swan of Avon
Scottish national poet
Playwright of 'The School for Scandal' and 'The Rivals'
Antiquarian and historian; wrote the first topographical survey of the British Isles
Poet of Hudibras
Scottish poet and novelist, best known for the Waverley novels
Victorian poet famous for his dramatic monologues like 'Fra Lippo Lippi'
Poet of 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'
Academy Award winning Shakespearean actor and director
Launched the Romantic age with 'Lyrical Ballads', author of 'The Prelude'
Poet of 'The Waste Land' and 'The Four Quartets'
Generally considered the greatest English poet after Shakespeare
Australian poet, jockey, and politician
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