George Cabot Lodge
|George Cabot Lodge|
|Born||October 10, 1873
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||August 21, 1909 (aged 35)
|Spouse(s)||Mathilda Frelinghuysen Davis (m. 1900)|
|Parents||Henry Cabot Lodge
Anna Cabot Mills Davis
In 1897, Lodge began work as a secretary to both his father and a U.S. Senate committee in Washington. He later served successfully in the Spanish-American War as a naval cadet. Lodge was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, who penned a fond introduction for the posthumous 1911 collection Poems and Dramas of George Cabot Lodge. He was best known for his delicate sonnets, such as the Song of the Wave, Essex, and Trumbull Stickney (Stickney was a friend and admirer), several of which were anthologized. His style and artistic outlook were deeply affected by the pessimism of Schopenhauer and Giacomo Leopardi, as well as French influences including Baudelaire and Leconte de Lisle.
He died near Nantucket in August 1909. A biography, The Life of George Cabot Lodge (1911), was written by his friend and confidant Henry Adams. His collected poems and dramas, in two volumes, were published in 1911 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- Dictionary of American Biography. Page 346. Scribner, 1959.
- The Political Graveyard accessed 2007-07-06
- Trumbull Stickney at Bartleby.com
- The Life of George Cabot Lodge, downloadable, at Google Books
- Poems (1899–1902), downloadable, at Google Books