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Selected Poetry of William Johnson Cory (1823-1892)


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. Heraclitus


Notes on Life and Works

Educator (his tenure as Assistant Master of Eton College lasted from 1845 to 1872) and author of A Guide to Modern British History (New York: Holt, 1880-82), William Johnson became William Johnson Cory after his retirement. A brief biography appears in the third edition of Ionica, his translation of classical poems, as edited by Arthur C. Benson (London: G. Allen, 1905; PR 4507 C57I6 1905 Robarts Library). Francis Warre Cornish edited a very large volume of Extracts from Letters and Journals (Oxford, 1907; Educat. B C Robarts Library).

Biographical information

Given name: William Johnson
Family name: Cory
Birth date: 9 January 1823
Death date: 11 June 1892
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Charles Johnson
          mother: Teresa Johnson
          wife: Rosa Caroline Cory (from August 1878)
          brother: Charles Wellington Johnson Furse
          son: Andrew Cory
Languages
          English
          Latin
          Greek
Education
          Eton
          King's College, Cambridge (B.A.): 1842 to 1845
Honours
          King's scholarship, Eton: 1831
          Newcastle scholarship, Eton: 1841
          Chancellor's medal: 1843
          Craven scholarship: 1844
          King's fellowship: 1845
Literary period: Victorian
Occupation: Teacher: 1845
Residences
          Torrington, Devonshire: 9 January 1823
          Halsdon: 1872
          Medeira: 1878 to 1882
          Hampstead, 4 Rosslyn Villas, Pilgrim's Lane: 1882 to 11 June 1892
Buried at: Hampstead
First RPO edition: 1998