Biography of William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)

Poet and British polemicist in the realm of Sutton, Northamptonshire, and was educated at the University of Oxford. As a clergyman, he/she professed as a cure for Bremhill, Wiltshire, from 1804 until his death. His first book of poems fourteen sonnets (1789) exerted a profound influence on the romantic poets, especially Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth. The spirit of discovery (1804), the tomb of the last Saxon (1822) and Saint John in Patmos (1833) is the longest and major poems by Bowles. He/She died in Salisbury.