Memorializing Seymour Kirkup
|Topic||Memorializing Seymour Kirkup|
|Notes||Reminiscences 2: sofa, Trelawney|
80 May 29 Athenaeum
memorializing the death of Seymour Kirkup.
Rossetti, William M. "Mr. Seymour Kirkup." Athenaeum (May 29, 1880): 696. Web. 21 September 2011.
Rossetti writes an obituary for Seymour Kirkup, a "capital and diligent correspondent" and expert in "Dantesque literature."
Rossetti had a personal relationship with the elder poet stemming from Rossetti's stays in Italy which included frequent long discussions of literature (Reminiscences 2:350).
Kirkup was instrumental in the introduction of Rossetti to Edward John Trelawny, an introduction predicated upon all three of their shared appreciation of Shelley (Reminiscences 2:367). Kirkup bequeathed Shelley's sofa to Edward John Trelawny, who gave it to Rossetti (Reminiscences 2:375).
Standards of Judgment:
"a recognized authority on questions of Dantesque literature; "learned, kindly, and communicative old gentleman."