See also:English poet, was
See also:born at Nottingham, the son of a
See also:butcher, on the 21st of
See also:March 1785 . He was destined at first for his
See also:trade, but after a
See also:short apprenticeship to a stocking-
See also:weaver, was eventually articled to a lawyer . Meanwhile he studied hard, and his
See also:master offered to
See also:release him from his contract if he had sufficient means to go to
See also:college . He received encouragement from Capel
See also:Lofft, the friend of Robert Bloomfield, and published in 1803
See also:Grove, a
See also:Sketch in
See also:Verse, with other Poems, dedicated to Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire . The
See also:book was violently attacked in the Monthly Review (
See also:February 1804), but
See also:White was in some degree compensated by a kind
See also:letter from Robert
See also:Southey . Through the efforts of his friends, he was entered as a
See also:sizar at St
See also:John's College, Cambridge, spending a
See also:year beforehand with a private tutor . Close application to study induced a serious illness, and fears were entertained for his sanity, but he went into residence at Cambridge, with a view to taking
See also:holy orders, in the autumn of 18o5 . The
See also:strain of continuous study proved fatal, and he died on the 19th of
See also:October 18o6 . He was buried in the
See also:church of All
See also:Saints, Cambridge . The genuine piety of his religious verses secured a place in popular hymnology for some of his
See also:hymns . Much of his fame was due to sympathy inspired by his early
See also:death, but it is noteworthy that
See also:Byron agreed with Southey in forming a high estimate of the
See also:young man's promise . His Remains, with his letters and an account of his
See also:life, were edited ( vols., 1807-1822) by Robert Southey .
See prefatory notices by
See also:Harris Nicolas to his Poetical
See also:Works (new ed., 1866) in the " Aldine Edition " of the
See also:British poets; by H . K . Swann in the
See also:volume of selections (1897) in the Canterbury Poets; and by John Drinkwater to the edition in the " Muses' Library." See also J . T . Godfrey and J .
See also:Ward, The Homes and Haunts of
See also:Kirke White (1908) .
GILBERT WHITE (1720–1793)
HUGH LAWSON WHITE (1773-1840)
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