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Robert Louis Stevenson
A rather spoiled only child who went by the names "Smoutie" (Scots for "small fry") or "Lewis," Stevenson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson's parents expected him to enter a profession, preferablyread more
Far over seas an island is
Whereon when day is done
A grove of tossing palms
Are printed on the sun.5
And all about the reefy shore
Blue breakers flash and fall.
There shall I go, methinks,
When I am done with all.
Have I no castle then in Spain,
What punk-rock singer and guitarist of the 1970s band Television took his stage name from a French Symbolist poet?Answer
Tom Verlaine took his name from Paul Verlaine.Previous Trivia Questions