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Selected Poetry of William Collins (1721-1759)


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

How sleep the brave who sink to rest
By all their country's wishes blest!
        (Ode, Written in the Beginning of the Year 1746, 1-2)
  1. Ode on the Poetical Character
  2. An Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland
  3. Ode to Evening
  4. Ode to Liberty
  5. Ode to Simplicity
  6. Ode, Written in the Beginning of the Year 1746
  7. The Passions
  8. A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Collins
Birth date: 25 December 1721
Death date: 12 June 1759
Nationality: English
Family relations
          mother: Elizabeth Collins
          sister: Anne Collins
          sister: Elizabeth Collins
Languages
          English
          French
          Italian
          Spanish
Education
          Chichester school
          Winchester school: 19 January 1933
          Queen's College, Oxford (B.A.): 21 March 1740 to 18 November 1743
          Magdalene College, Oxford (B.A.): 29 July 1741 to 18 November 1743
Literary period: Augustan
Residences
          Chelsea
          Chichester: 25 December 1721
          London: 1744
Illness: Mental disease: 1751 to 1759
Buried at: St. Andrew's Church, Chichester
First RPO edition: 1997