ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

(1787-1874)


Bryan Walker Procter was a younger contemporary of Byron at Harrow. He practiced law in London, where he was the friend of Hunt, Lamb, and Dickens. Under the pseudonym, "Barry Cornwall" he contributed to the Edinburgh Review, London Magazine, the New Monthly Magazine, and the Athenaeum. Later in life Procter was a Commissioner of Lunacy. He lived to a great age, surviving some in the romantic generation by half a century.


TEXT RECORDS:

1819Stanzas.
1820Diego de Montilla. A Spanish Tale.
1824Effigies Poeticae: Edmund Spenser.
1825English Poetry
1825To Charles Lamb. Written over a Flask of Sherris.

PUBLICATIONS:

Dramatic scenes, and other poems. 1819, 1857.
A Sicilian story, and other poems. 1820.
Marcian Colonna, an Italian tale ... with other poems. 1820.
Mirandola: a tragedy. 1821.
Poetical works. 3 vols, 1822.
The flood of Thessaly, The girl of Provence, and other poems. 1823.
Effigies poeticae: or the portraits of the English poets. 1824.
The poetical works. 1829.
English songs. 1832.
The life of Edmund Kean. 2 vols, 1835.
The works of Ben Jonson, with a memoir. 1838.
Essays and tales in prose. 2 vols, 1853.
Dramatic scenes. With other poems. 1857.
Selections from Robert Browning, ed. Procter and J. Forster. 1863.
Charles Lamb: a memoir. 1866.
Procter: an autobiographical fragment, ed. Coventry Patmore. 1877.
The literary recollections of Barry Cornwall, ed. Richard W. Armour. 1937.