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For many years he held a post in the custom house. The few anecdotes that have been preserved show him to have been as witty as his poems would lead one to expect: on one occasion, when the government was about to cut off funds that paid for milk for the custom house cats, Green submitted a petition in their name, winning a reprieve.
His Grotto , a poem on Queen Caroline 's grotto at Richmond was printed in ; and his chief poem, The Spleen , in with a preface by his friend Richard Glover. These and some other short poems were printed in Robert Dodsley 's collection , and subsequently in various editions of the British poets.
The Spleen , which was not originally intended for publication, is an epistle to Cuthbert Jackson , advocating cheerfulness, exercise and a quiet content as remedies. It is full of witty sayings. Thomas Gray said of it: "There is a profusion of wit everywhere; reading would have formed his judgment, and harmonized his verse, for even his wood-notes often break out into strains of real poetry and music". In an age of orthodoxy, Green had an original turn of mind. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email.
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Everything by Jennifer Weiner. Book Club. I might not like everything in them, but I'll take from each what intrigues me the most. As a writer, too, you've shuttled back and forth between prose and poetry. What's next for you? I'm always working on poems because even though I probably write more prose than anything else, poetry continues to be the real source of my creativity.
I think all my books are ultimately parts of the same book, a book about that quest I mentioned earlier.
It's only in retrospect that I realize I've been putting together a mosaic, filling in parts of the picture with each book. I don't honestly know what the next piece will be, but it'll be part of the same quest.
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