1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Story

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:778-79.



ROBERT STORY (son of Robin Story of Wark, Northumberland, peasant, d. 14 May 1809). b. Wark 17 Oct. 1795; kept a school at Gargrave, Yorkshire 1820-43; employed in the Audit office, London 1843 to death; author of small volumes of verse entitled The harvest 1816; Craven blossoms 1826; The magic fountain 1820; The isles are awake 1834; The Outlaw 1839; Songs and lyrical poems 1845, 3 ed. 1849; Guthrum the Dane 1852; Poetical works, Newcastle 1857. d. Battersea, London 7 July 1860. R. Story's Poems, edited by John James (1861) portrait; R. Story's Love and literature (1842) an autobiography; G.M. Sept. 1860 p. 323.