|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1774|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1843|
The "Lake Poet" Robert Southey was born at Bristol to Thomas Southey and Margaret Hill.
Poet Laureate, historian and biographer. He was a poet of the romantic set, along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He wrote a number of biographical studies on the life and works of John Bunyan and John Wesley. He published his first poems, in 1794. In 1809, he contributed to the "Quarterly Review", and had become so famous by 1813, he was appointed Poet Laureate. His other major works include; "Fall of Robespierre" (1794), "Life of Nelson" (1813), "Life of Cromwell" (1821), "Cowper" (1833) and "Blenheim" (possibly one of the earliest anti-war poems). His verse is still popular today. Perhaps his most enduring contribution to literary history is the children's classic, The Story of the Three Bears, the original Goldilocks story, which first saw print in Southey's prose collection, The Doctor. (bio by: s.canning)
Caroline Ann Bowles Southey (1786 - 1854)
Edith Southey (1774 - 1837)*
Bertha Southey Hill (____ - 1877)*
Katharine Southey (1810 - 1864)*
Here lies the Body of ROBERT SOUTHEY L.L.D.
Born August 12 1774 Died March 21 1843
For forty years a resident in this Parish
Also of EDITH, his wife
Born May 20 1774 Died Novr 16 1837
I am the resurrection and the life saith the Lord
Note: Grave restored in 1961 with a grant from the Brazilian Goverment.
St Kentigern Churchyard
Created by: buttershap
Record added: Nov 07, 2006
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