Morris, William (18341896)

Morris, William, poet, art-worker, and Socialist, born in Walthamstow, near London, son and heir of a wealthy merchant; studied at Oxford, where he became the lifelong bosom friend of Burne-Jones; of an artistic temperament, he devoted his working hours to decorative art, in particular designing wall-papers; produced in 1858 “The Defence of Guenevere and other Poems,” in 1867 “The Life and Death of Jason,” and from 1868 to 1870 his masterpiece, “The Earthly Paradise” (q.v.); among other works he translated the “Æneid” and the “Odyssey,” and gave a splendid rendering of some of the Norse legends (18341896).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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