Poems by Horace Smith (1779 - 1849)

Horace Smith is probably most famous for his poem "On a stupendous leg of granite", or rather for the sonnet written in competition with it, Shelley's magisterial "Ozymandias". Smith wrote parodies and some poetry while making his fortune as a stockbroker. He then wrote some historical novels. He was born in London and died at Tunbridge Wells in Kent.