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Selected Poetry of J. H. Frere (1769-1846)


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
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-grinder (co-authored with George Canning)

Biographical information

Given name: J. H.
Family name: Frere
Birth date: 21 May 1769
Death date: 7 January 1846
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Frere
          mother: Jane Frere
          wife: Elizabeth Jemima Frere (from 12 September 1816)
Languages
          English
          Latin
          Greek
          Hebrew
          Maltese
Education
          Preparatory school at Putney to 1785
          Eton: 1785
          Caius College, Cambridge (B.A.) to 1792
          Caius College, Cambridge (M.A.) to 1795
Honour: Caius members' prize for Latin Essay: 1792
Literary period: Romantic
Occupation: Diplomatist
Residences
          London: 21 May 1769
          Spain : 4 October 1808 to August 1809
          Roydon Hall, near Diss, Norfolk: 1809 to 1818
          Malta: 1818 to 7 January 1846
Buried at: Malta, English burial-ground overlooking Quarantine Harbour
First RPO edition: 1996-2000