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Selected Poetry of William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)


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. Bereavement
  2. Evening
  3. On the Funeral of Charles the First


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: William Lisle
Family name: Bowles
Birth date: 24 September 1762
Death date: 7 April 1850
Nationality: English
Family relations
          wife: Magdalene Bowles (from 1797)
Languages
          English
          Latin
Education
          Winchester School: 1776 to 1781
          Trinity College, Oxford (B.A.): 1781 to 1792
Religion: Anglican
Honour: Chancellor's prize for Latin verse, Oxford: 1783
Literary period: Romantic
Occupations
          Curate: 1792
          Vicar: 1804
Residences
          King's Sutton, Northamptonshire: 1762
          Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire: 1792
          Bremhill, Wiltshire: 1804
First RPO edition: 1996-2000