Who is Barry Cornwall

Life and career Born at Leeds, Yorkshire, he was educated at Harrow School, where he had for contemporaries Lord Byron and Robert Peel. On leaving school he was placed in the office of a solicitor at Calne, Wiltshire, remaining there until about 1807, when he returned to London to study law. By the death of his father in 1816 he became possessed of a small property, and soon after entered into partnership with a solicitor; but in 1820 the partnership was dissolved, and he began to write under the pseudonym of "Barry Cornwall".

After his marriage in 1824 to Miss Skepper, daughter of Mrs Basil Montague, he returned to his profession as a conveyancer, and was called to the bar in 1831. In the following year he was appointed metropolitan commissioner of lunacy—an ...
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Barry Cornwall Poems

  • In France
    The poplars in the fields of France
    Are golden ladies come to dance;
    But yet to see them there is none
    But I and the September sun. ...
  • The Old Witch In The Copse
    I am a Witch, and a kind old Witch,
    There's many a one knows that--
    Alone I live in my little dark house
    With Pillycock, my cat. ...
  • A Poet-s Thought
    TELL me, what is a poetâ??s thought?
    Is it on the sudden born?
    Is it from the starlight caught?
    Is it by the tempest taught, ...
  • Life
    WE are born; we laugh; we weep;
    We love; we droop; we die!
    Ah! wherefore do we laugh or weep?
    Why do we live, or die? ...
  • Song (here's A Health To Thee, Mary...)
    Here's a health to thee, Mary,
    Here's a health to thee;
    The drinkers are gone,
    And I am alone, ...
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I Love You 7 Love 7 Song 7 Heart 6 Sun 6 Sweet 6 Thought 5 Deep 5 Pain 5 Night 4


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  • Cornwallcouncil: the heartlands covid-19 testing site is now becoming a permanent local testing site. it will be open every day and provides a walk-in service. more info on testing in cornwall can be found here ➡️
  • Supermyers: watching barry humphries getting rescued from a cliff face on rick stein’s cornwall programme. i never knew that had happened
  • Helenus_: apparently on his first visit to cornwall in 1961 barry humphries fell off a cliff near zennor, landing on a ledge 150ft below, breaking bones & having to be rescued by helicopter but it didn’t put him off
  • Rr81__: a perilous life and sad as life may be - barry cornwall's poem, the fisherman.
  • Rr81__: he looks through life, and only sees— its end! - barry cornwall's poem, the fisherman.
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Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem
In Memoriam A. H. H.: 54. Oh, Yet We Trust That Somehow Goo
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final end of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;
That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroy'd,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God hath made the pile complete;
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