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A Poet's Pilgrimage By W H Davies
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W H Davies, born in Newport in 1871, is famous for his poem Leisure, which opens - "What is this life if, full of care We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And... More > stare as long as sheep or cows." In A Poet’s Pilgrimage, published in 1918, he tries to take time to stand and stare on his walking tour from Carmarthen to London. He describes his route and the people he meets on the road and at the roadside taverns - hawkers, tramps, beggars, rag-and-bone men, boxers, sailors. Years earlier Davies fell and crushed his foot while attempting to jump a freight train in Ontario, his lower leg had to be amputated and since then he wore a wooden leg. Between 1893 and 1899 Davies spent years drifting, begging and taking on seasonal work in America - this time is chronicled in his The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.< Less
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp By W H Davies
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“I hasten to protest at the outset that I have no personal knowledge of the incorrigible super-tramp who wrote this amazing book,” is how George Bernard Shaw opens his preface. He was... More > introduced to Davies’s writing when he received a volume of poems through the post and was later instrumental in bringing his work to the attention of critics and publishers. At the time he wasn’t aware that Davies was a tramp living in a London dosshouse. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp chronicles the years between 1893 and 1899 when Davies left his home-town, Newport, and spent time drifting, begging and taking on seasonal work in America and Canada.< Less
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp By W H Davies
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“I hasten to protest at the outset that I have no personal knowledge of the incorrigible super-tramp who wrote this amazing book,” is how George Bernard Shaw opens his preface. He was... More > introduced to Davies’s writing when he received a volume of poems through the post and was later instrumental in bringing his work to the attention of critics and publishers. At the time he wasn’t aware that Davies was a tramp living in a London dosshouse. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp chronicles the years between 1893 and 1899 when Davies left his home-town, Newport, and spent time drifting, begging and taking on seasonal work in America and Canada.< Less

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