William Barnes

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Birthday
22, 1801
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 7, 1886 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1801
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 7, 1886 (85)

About

A nineteenth-century English author, poet, and minister, he is most remembered for his 1879 work, Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect. Over the course of his career, he published nearly a thousand poems, including such Dorset dialect works as The Love Child.

Before Fame

He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge and served as rector at several Church of England parishes.

Trivia

He was a prominent philologist and linguistic expert.

Family Life

He was the child of a Dorset farmer.

Associated With

He and Thomas Hardy were literary contemporaries and friends.