Philip James Bailey

Philip James Bailey

Born: April 22, 1816

Died: November 6, 1902

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Philip James Bailey, English poet, author of Festus, was born at Nottingham.

Source/Notes: Beauties of Festus (1848 edition)

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Philip James Bailey

“Music tells no truths.”

- Philip James Bailey

Source/Notes: Scene xi. A Village Feast. - Festus (1839)

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Source/Notes: Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 9.