Horne, Richard Henry, or Richard Hengist Horne, 1802–84, English author. His chief work was the allegorical poem Orion (1843). A New Spirit of the Age (1844), written with Elizabeth Barrett (later Elizabeth Barrett Browning) and others, contains social and literary studies. His correspondence with Miss Barrett was published in 1877. Of his plays, he was best known for the tragedies Cosmo de' Medici and The Death of Marlowe (both: 1837).
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