Ernest Myers

Ernest James Myers (born at Keswick 13 October 1844; died at Etchingham, Sussex, 25 November 1921), was a poet, Classicist and author. He was the second son of the Rev. Frederic Myers, author of Catholic Thoughts, and Susan Harriett Myers (née Marshall). (His elder brother was F W H Myers, the poet, critic and psychical researcher.)

Early life

Educated at Cheltenham and Balliol College, Oxford, (where he won the Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse in 1865), Ernest Myers became a fellow of Wadham College in 1868, teaching there for three years. In 1871, he moved to London, joining the Inner Temple and being called to the bar; however, he never practised as a barrister. Instead, he made his living as a translator and editor and also joined the committees of organisations such as the University Extension Society, the Charity Organisation Society, the Society for the Protection of Women & Children, and the Hellenic Society of which he was a founder member.


Myers published poetry in The Puritans (1869), translated the Odes of Pindar (1874), followed in 1877 by a volume entitled Poems. A further, larger volume of his own poetry followed in 1880, The Defence of Rome and Other Poems, and he contributed an article on Aeschylus to a collection of Classical essays edited by Evelyn Abbott.

In 1882 he collaborated with Andrew Lang and Walter Leaf on books XVII-XXIV of Homer's Iliad (a companion volume to a translation of the Odyssey).

Further volumes of poetry followed in the coming years: The Judgement of Prometheus (1886); and Gathered Poems (1904). He also wrote Lord Althorp: a biography (1890).


In London, in 1883, Myers married Nora Margaret Lodge (1858–1952) (a sister of George Edward Lodge), and they had five children. The family moved from London to Chislehurst in 1891. Their elder son - who may have been the subject of Myers’ poem Infant Eyes - died as a soldier in France in 1918, the last year of World War I.

Myers maintained a love of physical exercise throughout his life, including swimming, riding, lawn tennis, walking, and golf. He died on 25 November 1921 at Etchingham, Sussex, aged 77.



  • The Puritans


  1. ^ Obituary in The Times, Monday 20 November 1921

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Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.

Arthur Thomas Myers

Dr Arthur Thomas Myers (16 April 1851 – 10 January 1894) was a British physician and sportsman. As a tennis player he participated in two Wimbledon Championships and also played first-class cricket.

While studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1870, Myers played a first-class cricket match for Cambridge University against the Marylebone Cricket Club. He batted in the middle order and scored seven in the first innings, then six in the second. He was a Cambridge Apostle.

In 1878 he competed in his first Wimbledon and made it into the quarter-finals, before being defeated in straight sets by eventual champion Frank Hadow. The following year he won his first two matches and was eliminated in the third round, by Irishman C. D. Barry.Myers suffered from epilepsy and is believed to have taken his own life in 1894. John Hughlings Jackson published a study of his case.He was the brother of scholar Frederic William Henry Myers and poet Ernest Myers.

Etiam si omnes, ego non

Etiam si omnes, ego non is a Latin phrase often used as a motto, which translates into English approximately as "Even if all others, not I".

It is the motto of the family of Clermont-Tonnerre; the title of a poem by Ernest Myers and the inscription on the tombstone of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Rensi. It is also the motto of the Italian Joint Special Operations Command C.O.F.S special unit.A variant is Et si omnes ego non, as written on the door of Philipp von Boeselager's home, highlighting the necessity of maintaining one's own opinion and moral judgment, even in the face of a differing view held by the majority (in particular, it refers to von Boeselager's dissent and resistance against Hitler during the Nazi dictatorship). The last part of the phrase, in its German translation, is the title of an autobiographical work of Joachim Fest: Ich nicht.

A longer adaptation of the phrase can be seen in a passage from the Vulgate Gospel of Matthew 26:33: "Respondens autem Petrus ait illi et si omnes scandalizati fuerint in te ego numquam scandalizabor." (English translation: "Peter replied, 'All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will.'"[Mat. 26:33]). (Greek: Εἰ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται ἐν σοί, ἐγὼ οὐδέποτε σκανδαλισθήσομαι, Ei pantes skandalisthēsontai en soi, egō oudepote skandalisthēsomai.)

Frederic Myers

Revd Frederic Myers (20 September 1811, Blackheath, London – 20 July 1851, Clifton, Cumberland) was a Church of England clergyman and author.

He was the son of Thomas Myers (1774–1834), mathematician and geographer, and his wife, Anna Maria, née Hale.

Myers was educated at Clare College, Cambridge from 1829 to 1833 where he won the Hulsean prize and was elected a Fellow. In 1835 he became curate of Ancaster, Lincolnshire and in 1838 perpetual curate and first incumbent of the newly built St John's, Keswick, Cumbria. He founded St. John's school in 1840 and in 1849 Keswick's first public library with the proceeds of a legacy from his mother-in-law, Mrs. John Marshall. The school served for a Sunday School as well as an infant school during the week.He married Fanny Lucas in 1839 and after her death in 1840 he married Susan Harriet Marshall (1811–1896), daughter of the wealthy industrialist John Marshall (1765–1845). Their children included poet, classicist, philologist, and psychic researcher Frederic W. H. Myers (1843–1901), poet Ernest Myers (1844–1921) and Dr Arthur Thomas Myers (1851–1894).

Frederic W. H. Myers

Frederic William Henry Myers (6 February 1843 – 17 January 1901) was a poet, classicist, philologist, and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research. Myers' work on psychical research and his ideas about a "subliminal self" were influential in his time, but have not been accepted by the scientific community.

Gaisford Prize

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