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Sydney Thompson Dobell

Dobell, Sydney Thompson (dōbĕlˈ) [key], 1824–74, English poet. He is best known for the melodramatic, extravagantly emotional poem Balder (1853). In 1855 he published jointly with Alexander Smith (1830–67) some sonnets on the Crimean War.

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