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Selected Poetry of William Barnes (1801-1886)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Wife A-Lost
  2. Woak Hill


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Barnes
Birth date: 22 February 1801
Death date: 7 October 1886
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Barnes
          mother: Grace Barnes
Languages
          English
          French
          Italian
          Welsh
          Russian
          Hebrew
          Hindustani
          Anglo-Saxon
Education
          Mullett's school, Sturminster Newton to 1814
          Cambridge (B.D.) to 1850
Religion: Christian
Literary period: Victorian
Occupations
          Schoolmaster: 1823
          Pastor: 1847
Residences
          Rushay, Dorset, England: 1801
          Dorchester, England: 1818
          Wiltshire, England: 1823
Buried at: Winterborne Came churchyard rectory churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000