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Selected Poetry of Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877)


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

There was an old Fellow of Trinity,
A Doctor well versed in Divinity,
    But he took to free thinking
    And then to deep drinking,
And so had to leave the vicinity.
        (Nonsense Verses)
  1. Ding Dong
  2. Mathematics
  3. Nonsense Verses
  4. Octopus
  5. The Vulture and the Husbandman


Notes on Life and Works

Arthur Clement Hilton was born in 1851 and educated at Marlborough College and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he published in 1872 The Light Green, a collection of verse parodies. After graduating from Wells Theological College in January 1873, Hilton was ordained deacon on March 1, 1874, became curate of St. Clement and St. Mary, Sandwich, and was ordained priest in 1875. He took his M.A. at Cambridge in 1876 and died suddenly and unexpectedly April 3, 1877. It was not until 1902 that his collected works were published.

Biographical information

Given name: Arthur Clement
Family name: Hilton
Birth date: 1851
Death date: 1877