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Selected Poetry of Shirley Brooks (1816-1874)


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. Poem by a Perfectly Furious Academician
  2. Sink-we Scento
  3. To my Beloved Vesta
  4. Waggawocky


Notes on Life and Works

Shirley Brooks, a journalist, was a regular contribution to Punch from 1852 on.

Biographical information

Given name: Shirley
Family name: Brooks
Birth date: 29 April 1816
Death date: 23 February 1874
Nationality: English
Honour: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries: 14 March 1872
Occupations
          Journalist
          Playwright
          Playwright
          parliamentary correspondent: 1848 to 1852
Residences
          6 Kent Terrace, Regent's Park, London to 1874
          52 Doughty Street, London: 1816
Buried at: Kensal Green cemetery
First RPO edition: 2002