William Lisle Bowles

(1762—1850) Church of England clergyman and poet

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is remembered chiefly for his Fourteen Sonnets (1789). His work was greatly admired by Coleridge, Lamb, and Southey. Byron, however, describes him as ‘the maudlin prince of mournful sonneteers’, and was roused to further anger by the strictures on Pope in Bowles's edition of 1806.

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