Monday, April 25, 2011

Home

Home's not merely roof and room -
It needs something to endear it;
Home is where the heart can bloom,
Where there's some kind lip to cheer it!


~Charles Swain


Charles Swain, "the Manchester Poet," was born in Manchester and educated at a school run by the Unitarian minister William Johns. At the age of fifteen he was employed as a clerk in a dye-house. After 1830 he was employed by an engraving and lithography firm in Manchester. Throughout his long life he devoted himself to literary pursuits, contributing to the Manchester Iris, a literary magazine, and publishing in many of the annuals. Swain was awarded a civil list pension in 1856.
Find out more here:  http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/AuthorRecord.php?&method=GET&recordid=33506
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