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The son of NoŽl, Lord Barham, afterwards Earl of Gainsborough, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained his M.A. in 1858. He then spent two years travelling in the East. In 1863, he married Alice de Bro, daughter of the director of the Ottoman Bank in Beirut. Their third child, Eric, who died aged five, is commemorated in Roden NoŽl's best-known book of verse, A Little Child's Monument (1881).
His other volumes are:
- Behind the Veil, and other Poems (1863), not included in his collected works
- Beatrice, and other Poems (1868)
- The Red Flag (1872)
- Livingstone in Africa (1874)
- Songs of the Heights and Deeps (1885)
- A Modern Faust, and other Poems (1888)
- Poor People's Christmas (1890)
- My Sea, and other Poems (1896).
Roden NoŽl's versification was unequal and sometimes harsh, but he has a genuine feeling for nature, and the work is permeated by philosophic thought. The latter part of his life was spent at Brighton, but he died at Mainz. His other works include a drama in verse, The House of Ravensburg (1877), a Life of Byron (1890, Great Writers series), a selection of Thomas Otway's plays (1888) for the Mermaid series, and critical papers on literature and philosophy.
His Collected Poems were edited (1902) by his sister, Victoria Buxton , with a notice by John Addington Symonds, which had originally appeared in the Academy (January 19, 1899) as a review of The Modern Faust. The selection (1892) in the series of Canterbury Poets has an introduction by Robert Buchanan.
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