ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cornelius Webbe

(1789-1850 ca.)


Cornelius Francis Webb (later Webbe) was a proofreader for the Quarterly Review who published poems in the New Monthly Magazine (1814-17) and the Gentleman's Magazine (1813-17). He was an acquaintance and admirer of Keats, who describes Webbe as "of our party occasionally at Hampstead." Webbe later worked as a corrector for the press.


TEXT RECORDS:

1813Morning. An Ode.
1817[Untitled, "Our talk shall be (a theme to never tire on)."]
1820To Italy. On Mr. C—s L—r's Visit to Rome, in 1819.
1822Sonnet. To John Keats, on his first Poems.

PUBLICATIONS:

Sonnets, amatory, incidental, and descriptive; with other poems. 1820.
Summer, an invocation to sleep; Fairy Revels. 1821.
The posthumous papers of ... a person lately about town. 1828.
Lyric leaves. 1832.
Glances at life in city and suburb. 1836.
The man about town. 2 vols, 1838.