April 24, 1862, Wellington College, Crowthorne, England.
June 17, 1925, Magdalene College, Cambridge, England.
Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, England.
Arthur was the son of hymnist Edward Benson.
Her was educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge (BA, first class Classical Tripos, 1884). From 1885–1903, he was Assistant Master at Eton, and as of 1905 was Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
He was a well known poet, and wrote the Coronation Ode for Edward VII’s coronation in 1902. Benson’s other works include:
One of Benson’s often cited quotes is:
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
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