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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Comments about Barry Cornwall

  • Seema0786: “i love not mine own parallel.” —barry cornwall.
  • Thecornishbedco: cornwall is beautiful, even in winter... what's your favourite path to walk? our head of production barry often takes his dog murphy on walks down the coast...it might be breezy, but oh so pretty!
  • Carryonsid76: barry gibb is moving to cornwall as he hears maurice dances there....
  • Kernowq: perhaps the ppl of north shropshire would like to know that cornwall voted to give up eu funding for johnson gove promises. they now get £1 for every £8,333 they got from the eu. perhaps a few retweets might get the message up there?
  • Mikegalsworthy: “the republic of ireland is to receive €920m (£782m) from a european commission fund which is designed to "mitigate the impact of brexit".” are you watching, cornwall & wales?
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They that eat the uncrushed grape
Walk with steady heels:
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Where the poet reels!
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Concentration of the vine.


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