ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Elijah Waring

(1790 ca.-1850 fl.)


Elijah Waring of Alton, Hampshire, can be identified as the brother of Samuel Miller Waring, who published a poem in The Winter's Wreath (1828); both published extensively in the Poetical Magazine. He is the father of the hymn-writer Anna Laetitia Waring (1823-1910), born in Glamorganshire where Elijah Waring knew the Welsh bard Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) whose memoirs he later published. When this Quaker poet became a Wesleyan minister does not appear.


TEXT RECORDS:

1809The Poet's Apology.
1809The Village Sunday, a Poem.
1809The Village Sunday: Preface.
1810Lines, composed on paying a visit to the tomb of Collins, in Chichester Cathedral.
1810The Sempstress; in imitation of Spencer's minute Mode of Description.

PUBLICATIONS:

The village sunday, a poem. 1809.
Poems, on subjects connected with scripture. By Sarah Newman [ed. Waring]. 1811.
A trip to Bryddewy Coal-Mine: being a new poem on a new subject. 1813.
Recollections and anecdotes of Edward Williams. 1850.