ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Knox

(1789-1825)


William Knox was born in Roxburgshire, Scotland in 1789; failing as a farmer, he turned to writing verses, receiving patronage from Walter Scott and John Wilson. Apparently Knox drank too much and died young. By a strange series of events one of his poems was later attributed to Abraham Lincoln.


TEXT RECORDS:

1818Ellen.
1818The Wooer's Visit.

PUBLICATIONS:

The lonely hearth, and other poems. 1818.
Songs of Israel; consisting of lyrics. 1824.
A visit to Dublin. 1824.
The harp of Zion, a series of lyrics. 1825.
The lonely hearth ... and other poems. 1847.