A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Procter, Bryan Waller

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PROCTER, Bryan Waller ("Barry Cornwall") (1787-1874).—Poet, b. at Leeds, and ed. at Harrow, went to London and practised successfully as a solicitor. Thereafter he became a barrister, and was, 1832-61, a Commissioner of Lunacy. By 1823 he had produced four vols. of poetry and a tragedy, Mirandola (1821). His works include Dramatic Scenes (1819), A Sicilian Story, Marcian Colonna (1820), The Flood of Thessaly (1823), and English Songs (1832), which last will perhaps survive his other writings. P. was he friend of most of his literary contemporaries, and was universally beloved.