Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/White, Henry Kirke

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WHITE, HENRY KIRKE, an English poet, born in Nottingham, England, March 21, 1785; was the son of a butcher, and being of a delicate constitution he was put to the trade of stocking weaving. From his infancy he manifested great love of learning, and at the age of 14 produced some notable specimens of poetry. He published, in 1803, a poem called “Clifton Grove”; and after his death his “Remains,” consisting of poems, letters, etc., were edited by Southey. He died in Cambridge, England, Oct. 19, 1806.