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Excerpt from the article: "This year, 2009, is of course the centenary of the death of Algernon Charles Swinburne, that bad boy of Victorian poetry, that extraordinary writer who outraged so many of his contemporary readers—and later readers too, I might add—with his strongly anti-theistic poetry, with his radical republicanism in a monarchical culture, and with his melodic and entrancing siren song of sexually outrageous poetry. This evening I’d like to talk about Swinburne’s funeral in April 1909 on the Isle of Wight, an event that closed his life with the kind of public controversy that I think he might have been delighted by..."

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Video of the talk "Swinburne, Tennyson, and Matters Funereal" by Terry Meyers can be found on Youtube: