Poems by George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

George Crabbe was born in Aldeburgh in Suffolk and after a period in London, was ordained as a minister and became chaplain to the Duke of Rutland. He wrote a series of long poems and was highly regarded as a poet. He was friends with many of the leading literary lights of the day, including Wordsworth and Walter Scott. He was also a naturalist, collecting beetles in particular.