Francis Thompson

1859 –

Francis Joseph Thompson, born on December 16, 1859, in Preston, Lancashire, England, is a poet best known for his poem “The Hound of Heaven.” His poetry, which often concerned or showed the influence of Roman Catholicism, is collected in Poems (Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893), Sister Songs: An Offering to Two Sisters (Burns and Oates, 1895), and New Poems (Copeland and Day, 1897). He died on November 13, 1907.