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Selected Poetry of Percy French (1854-1920)


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
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. ‘Ach, I Dunno!’
  2. Abdul Abulbul Ameer
  3. Gortnamona
  4. An Irish Mother
  5. The Mountains of Mourne


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Percy
Family name: French
Birth date: 1 May 1854
Death date: 24 January 1920
Nationality: Irish
Family relations
          wife: Ettie Armitage-Moore
          wife: Helen (Lennie) Sheldon
          daughter: Ettie French
          daughter: Joan French
          daughter: Mellie French
Education
          Trinity College (B.A.): 1872 to 1876
          Trinity College (Civil Engineering degree): 1880
Occupations
          Editor
          Painter
          Engineer
          Lyricist
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Buried at: The Little Protestant Church at Formby, Lancashire
First RPO edition: 2004