Ball, William (M)

Surname: Ball
Forename(s): William
b. 1 January 1801. d. 30 July 1878. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, hymn writer, solicitor, and Society of Friends minister. Alternative signature: W. Ball. Born in Bridgwater. Son of Richard Ball. Married Anne Dale in 1834. Worked as a solicitor in Bristol (1828-1835). Author of Nugæ Sacræ. Or, Psalms and Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (1825), The Transcript and Other Poems (1855), Hymns or Lyrics (1864), Verses Composed Since 1870 (1875). Not to be confused with the comic song writer William Ball (1785-1869). Biographical information: Boase 1: 146. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 5
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Harebell and the Foxglove 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13978
The Mother’s Lament on the Evening of the Battle 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14089
On Sickness 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15585
The Prophet in the Wilderness. Lines on an Engraving by Martin 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15547
A Wild-Flower Wreath 1832 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15289