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Selected Poetry of Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)


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. Hohenlinden
  2. The Pleasures of Hope (excerpt)
  3. Song to the Evening Star
  4. Ye Mariners of England


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Campbell
Birth date: 27 July 1777
Death date: 15 June 1844
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: Alexander Campbell
          mother: Margaret Campbell
          wife: Matilda Campbell (from 10 October 1803)
          son: Alison Campbell
          son: Thomas Telford Campbell
          grandfather: Archibald Campbell
Languages
          English
          Greek
          Hebrew
Education
          Glasgow grammar school: 1785
          Glasgow University: October 1791 to 1796
Honour: Lord rector, Glasgow University: 1826
Literary period: Romantic
Occupations
          Editor
          Tutor: 1795 to 1797
          Clerk: 1797
Residences
          Edinburgh
          High Street, Glasgow: 27 July 1777
          Sydenham: 1804
          London: 1820 to 1843
          Boulogne: 1843 to 1844
Cause of death: liver disease
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1996