Swinburne was a pretty good Victorian poet. He might make the top ten along with the likes of Arnold, two Brownings, Hardy, Hopkins, Rossetti, and Tennyson. Among Victorian literary figures overall, perhaps #20?
So my eye is caught by this line from a note on Swinburne in the latest Balliol Record,
“There have been only seven biographies in English since 1917.”
I wonder how many biographies have been published of the 20th-best Victorian scientist?
[7 November 2015]