Poems by William Lisle Bowles (1762 - 1850)

Born in Northamptonshire, he studied at Winchester School and then at Trinity College Oxford. After Oxford, he entered the church and in 1818 became chaplain to the Prince Regent. He became a canon of Salisbury Cathedral in 1828. He is best known for his early sonnets, which were written in the hope that he would make enough to pay off a debt of seventy pounrs. The sonnets were very popular in their day. Many of them are about places and the beauty of nature, which means he has plenty of entries here.

The poet William Lyle Bowles; Bowles wrote many poems about places all over the world.