Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824–97, English poet and anthologist; oldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave. Educated at Oxford, where he began his lifelong friendship with Tennyson, he was an official in the government education department until he became professor of poetry (1885–95) at Oxford. He is remembered as the editor of a famous anthology, The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language (1861). Its revised version and his many other anthologies were also popular. Of his own verse, The Visions of England (1881) and a few hymns are the best.
See biography by G. F. Palgrave (1899).
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