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St. John Lucas

Born: September 25 1879
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St. John Lucas

St. John Welles Lucas-Lucas, commonly known as St. John Lucas, (1879–1934) was an English poet known for his anthologies of verse. He was educated at University College, Oxford. He was from 1905 a friend and mentor of Rupert Brooke.

Lucas wrote short stories and vignettes for Blackwood's Magazine and Open Window. His The Oxford Book of French Verse was published by the Clarendon Press in 1907. A selection of his stories was published in book form by William Blackwood and Sons in 1919 under the title Saints, Sinners, and the Usual People.