|Born||(1824-03-19)19 March 1824
Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
|Died||18 November 1889(1889-11-18) (aged 65)
|Spouse(s)||Helen Paterson Allingham (1874â€“1889)|
I have been an ‘Official’ all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.