Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, born 28th July 1844, died 8th June 1889, was born and lived at 87 The Grove Stratford near this site until 1851/2. 'Loathed for a love men knew in them, Banned by the land of their birth, Rhine refused them. Thames would ruin them; Surf, snow, river and earth Gnashed: but thou art above, thou Orion of light.' From: Stanza 21 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'

Open Plaques on Flickr
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Stratford Library, The Grove, E15, London
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