Poems by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831 - 1884)

Charles Stuart Calverley (born Charles Stuart Blayds) was very lazy. He was also a brilliant, poet, wit, athlete, musician and raconteur. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford before fleeing to escape the consequences of a student jape and moved to Christ's College Cambridge. He won the Chancellor's Prize for Latin verse at both universities - the only person ever to have done so. It is said his winning entry at Oxford was the work of one afternoon when his friends locked him in his room until he had finished the poem.