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Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938), English poet and literary critic, one of the " Dymock poets "


Lascelles Abercrombie (also known as the Georgian Laureate) (January 9, 1881 – October 27, 1938) was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets". He was born in Ashton-on-Mersey and educated at the University of Manchester.

Before the First World War, he lived for a time at Dymock in Gloucestershire, part of a community which included Rupert Brooke and Edward Thomas. In 1922, he was appointed Professor of English at Leeds University. In 1929 he moved on to the University of London, and in 1935 obtained a teaching post at Oxford. He wrote several books of poetry criticism, as well as his own Georgian poetry, which was collected and published in 1930. He was the brother of the architect Patrick Abercrombie.

His son was the cell biologist Michael Abercrombie.

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