Henley, William Ernest
England, My England,and
Invictus,which concludes with the famous lines
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.Henley's volumes of verse include A Book of Verses (1888), The Song of the Sword (1892), and For England's Sake (1900). He collaborated on four plays with Robert Louis Stevenson, with whom he enjoyed a long friendship.
See biography by J. Connell (1949, repr. 1971); study by J. H. Buckley (1945, repr. 1971).
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