The Great Ages Of Prose: Robert Lynd


The great ages of prose are the ages in which men shave. The great ages of poetry are those in which they allow their beards to grow.

Robert Lynd

(Irish: Roibéard Ó Floinn, 20 April 1879 – 6 October 1949) was an Irish writer, an urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist.
Solomon in All His Glory (1922)

I am not sure about this statement. Most of the Romantic poets of the nineteenth century were clean-shaven, I think. In the end I chose a portrait of the towering literary figure, Rabindranath Tagore, as he was equally known for his prose and his verse.

The illustration is a portrait of the philosopher and writer Rabindranath Tagore by Walther Illner (* 1874; fl. until 1930) via Wikimedia

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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