Who is Barry Cornwall

Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall) (21 November 1787 – 5 October 1874) was an English poet who served as a Commissioner in Lunacy.

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...
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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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London_cable: [tv] rick stein's cornwall (dave) sun, mar 26, 8:30 am rick meets good friend, actor and comedian barry humphries, who fell in love with c..
Lookinupatstars: i give you scott mann, tory mp for north cornwall and government whip. if you ever feel imposter syndrome or in any way unworthy or insecure, think about how far this idiot has progressed in life. you’re worth it ☺️
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