Charles Lloyd


The son of a Quaker banker, Charles Lloyd was raised in Birmingham. In 1798 he entered Caius College Cambridge but did not take a degree. Lloyd published a volume of poems (1795) through which he met Coleridge, who agreed to instruct him for 80 a year. He followed Coleridge to Nether Stowey, where he made the acquaintance of Charles Lamb. Their poems appear in Coleridge's Poems (1798), and in a joint volume (1798). About 1811 Lloyd began to suffer from insanity and was temporarily hospitalized (1818). He recovered enough to publish several novels and volumes of verse before emigrating to France, where he died in a mental hospital in 1839.


1795A Poetical Effusion, written after a Journey into North Wales.
1795Oswald, a Poem.
1799Lines to a Brother and Sister, written soon after a Recovery from Sickness.
1819A Poetical Effusion, written after a Journey into North Wales.
1819Stanzas: Let the reader determine their Title. Written 27th and 28th June, 1819.
1821Dedicatory Lines to the Desultory Thoughts in London.
1821Lines on the Death of a Friend. Written August, 1820.
1821Lines, written after reflecting upon the Language and Objects most fit for Poetry.
1821Stanzas, written 10th, 11th, and 12th November, 1819.
1823Stanzas intended as a Reply to, and a Comment on, the following Lines.
1823Stanzas on the Difficulty with which, in Youth, we bring home to our habitual Consciousness, the Idea of Death.


Poems on various subjects. 1795.
Poems on the death of Priscilla Farmer, by her grandson. 1796.
Blank verse by Charles Lloyd and Charles Lamb. 1798.
Poems by S. T. Coleridge: second edition, to which are now added poems by Charles Lloyd and Charles Lamb. 1798.
Edmund Oliver: a novel. 2 vols, 1798.
A letter to the Anti-Jacobin reviewers. 1799.
Lines suggested by the fast appointed on Wednesday, February 27, 1799. 1799.
The tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri, translated. 3 vols, 1815.
Nugae Canorae: poems-third edition, with additions. 1819.
Isabel: a tale. 2 vols, 1821.
Desultory thoughts in London; Titus and Gisippus, with other poems. 1821.
Memoirs of the life and writings of Vittorio Alfieri. 1821.
Poetical essays on the character of Pope as a poet and moralist, and on the language and objects most fit for poetry. 1821.
The Duke d'Ormond: a tragedy; and Beritola: a tale. 1822.
Poems. 1823.
The Lloyd-Manning letters, ed. F. L. Beaty. 1957.