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Selected Poetry of George Canning (1770-1827)


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. The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-grinder (co-authored with J. H. Frere)


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: George
Family name: Canning
Birth date: 11 April 1770
Death date: 8 August 1827
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: George Canning
          mother: Mary Anne Canning
          wife: Joan Canning (from 8 July 1800)
          son: Charles John Canning
          son: William Pitt Canning
          daughter: Harriet John
          grandfather: Stratford Canning
Languages
          English
          Latin
Education
          Hyde Abbey, Rev. Mr. Richards
          Eton
          Christ Church, Oxford (B.A.): 1788 to 1790
          Lincoln's Inn: 1790
Politics
          Whig
          Tory
Honour: Chancellor's prize for Latin verse: 1789
Literary period: Romantic
Occupations
          Statesman: 1794
          Prime Minister: April 1827 to August 1827
Residence: London: 1770
Cause of death: liver disease
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1996