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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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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Iam_pam_: this weekend we have two club rides a weekend away riding some glorious roads an overnight stop in bridgwater. on sunday barry hine is leadingall day ride around cornwall & devon regular events open to club members passed advanced riding test or working towards it
Cornwalllive: residents claim sport promoter barry hearn, father of eddie hearn, was given a tour of the historic cornish parish after expressing interest in its sale
Cornwalllive: residents claim sport promoter barry hearn, father of eddie hearn, was given a tour of the historic cornish parish after expressing interest in its sale
Gibby9790: an exciting replay? surely not? terry the united fan from cornwall and barry the liverpool fan on the isle of skye say it makes their players tired.
Jedpumblechook: "there were during his schooltime no symptoms of such a destiny. he was loud, even coarse, and very capable of a boy's vulgar enjoyments. he was then a rough, curly-headed boy, and apparently nothing more." bryan waller procter (barry cornwall) - a harrow chum and fellow poet
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