Poet Rupert Brooke went skinny-dipping with Virginia Woolf. "He was rather a dangerous friend," according to Leonard Woolf. Died far too young in WWI.

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Rupert Brooke

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Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier. Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One. Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.

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Rupert Brooke’s “The Soldier” | Brooke sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on Feb. 28, 1915, but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died at 4:46 pm on Apr. 23,1915 in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to the landing at Gallipoli.

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Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as the handsomest young man in England.

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Rupert Brooke, as a sub-lieutenant in the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, with his mother

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“There are three good things in this world. One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.” —Rupert Brooke

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Rupert Brooke: "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."

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The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke, 1915 edition. Hardcover. 168 Pages. The book pictured is the book for sale.

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