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John Masefield

John Masefield (1878-1967) was one of the most prolific poets of the twentieth century. He is best known for his narrative poem "The Everlasting Mercy," which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included John Betjeman, Robert Graves, and W. B. Yeats.