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Thomas, Edward,

1878–1917, English poet, b. London, studied at Oxford. Forced to earn a living for his young family, Thomas began his literary career writing prose: dozens of essays on a wide array of subjects; 20 books, including a novel and many on travel and nature, e.g., The South Country, 1909, that deepened the genre; critical studies of Keats, Swinburne, Pater, and others; and hundreds of book reviews. Discerning and a superb stylist, he was a particularly fine poetry critic. His friendship with Robert FrostFrost, Robert,
1874–1963, American poet, b. San Francisco. Perhaps the most popular and beloved of 20th-century American poets, Frost wrote of the character, people, and landscape of New England in a spare, solidly American language, but his lyrical yet frequently bleak,
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, which began in 1912, encouraged him to write poetry, and army life during World War I freed him from the drudgery of prose composition. His first volume, Six Poems (1916), mostly pastoral verse, was published shortly before he was killed in the battle of Arras. A poet of the English countryside, Thomas wrote his 144 poems in the last two years of his life. His gentle verse was marked by a clarity of observation combined with a use of natural speech rhythms that brought him great critical acclaim, especially among his fellow poets.

Bibliography

See his collected poems (1920, rev. ed. 1936); Selected Letters (1996), ed. by R. G. Thomas; G. Cuthbertson and L. Newlyn, ed., Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition (2 vol., 2011–); biographies by R. P. Eckert (1937) and M. Hollis (2012); studies by W. Cooke (1970) and H. Coombes (1956, repr. 1973).

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She is survived by her son Brian (Christine) Felvey, a daughter Laura (Richard) Allen; five grandchildren, Kylie Felvey, Justine Felvey, Olivia Allen, Colton Allen and Abigail Felvey; six brothers, Michael (Nancy), Jeffrey, Timothy, Thomas, Edward (Maripat), James (Cheri) Scott; and three sisters Elaine Spillane, Joanne (John) VanLoon, and Elizabeth (Thomas) Rowe; and many nieces and nephews.
| Bouquet of the Week winner Paul Clough, owner of Younger's Fish Bar, with Rhiwbina Under-13s FC players Iestyn Thomas, Edward Upton, Nico Delfino, Nathan Parsons, Duncan Kinnaird and Matty Green RICHARD SWINGLER
Andy and Katie Chesworth with sons Thomas, Edward and Toby
In the running (clockwise from top left): Lee Mottershead, Alastair Down, Jon Lees, Peter Thomas, Edward Whitaker
In memory of Brian, loving son of Jack and the late Agnes, brother of Jackie, David, Thomas, Edward, and the late Jimmy.
Thomas, Edward and Harry Chalwin were delivered by Caesarian section at 34 weeks in April, the Sun reported.
Just hours before he died, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson called his family - wife Iwona and children Thomas, Edward and Victoria - to find out how he was coping.
Instead, this year's festival takes as its theme the considerable number of Thomases who have made a significant contribution to the literature of Wales and beyond, such as RS Thomas, Edward Thomas, Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Gwyn Thomas and John Ormond Thomas.
WALES U20 SIX NATIONS SQUAD 2010: FORWARDS: Dan Watchurst, Lewis Smout, Simon Gardiner, Rhodri Jones, Rhys Williams, Ieuan Davies, James King, Macauley Cook, Lloyd Peers, James Thomas, Edward Siggery, Josh Navidi, Toby Faletau, Morgan Allen, BACKS: Rhys Downes, Gareth Davies, Matthew Jarvis, Steven Shingler, Scott Williams, Owen Williams, Jack Gadd, Matthew Pewtner, James Loxton, Kristian Phillips, Dan Fish, Lee Rees.
NEWEY Edwin Albert dearly beloved husband of the late Enid much loved Dad of John, Elizabeth and Ian, loving Grandad of Thomas, Edward, Carl and Scott.
A cheque for pounds 3,000 was presented to Lynne Thomas, Edward Trust's support and development officer by Brandon Weston and his team at Premier Places.
Burrows is survived by his children, Thomas, Edward, Jacqueline, Bethany and David.