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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bridges, Robert

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BRIDGES, ROBERT (1844-), English poet (see 4.532), was in 1913 appointed Poet Laureate. Among his later publications were Ibant Obscuri (1916) and an ode on the Tercentenary Commemoration of Shakespeare (1916); as well as an Essay on Keats, several addresses on poetical subjects, and occasional npoems during the World War. He also edited The Spirit of Man (1916), an anthology in English and French. In the summer of 1920 he originated a letter, subsequently signed by many Oxford tutors, lecturers, professors and some heads of colleges, addressed to the learned world of Germany and intended as an eirenicon, which was published in the autumn. Its advisability was the occasion of much difference of opinion in academic and other circles.