Brooks, Shirley (M)

Surname: Brooks
Forename(s): Charles William Shirley
b. 29 April 1816. d. 23 February 1874. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Journalist, playwright, and poet. Alternative signatures: Charles W. Brooks, C. Shirley Brooks, and Shirley Brooks (which he used often in his later career). Pseudonym: Epicurus Rotundus (which he used in Punch). Born in London. Contributed Ainsworth’s Magazine, the Illustrated London News, the Literary Gazette, Home News, and Punch (which he edited from 1870 to his death). Became a member of the Society of Antiquaries in 1872. Closely connected with major literary figures including William Harrison Ainsworth and Samuel Laman Blanchard. Biographical Information: ODNB. (CC, DD)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The King’s Device 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5657
Once a Week 1859-07-02 Once a Week Poet 195
Sketching the Castle 1859-07-16 Once a Week Poet 200
La Fille Bien Gardée. (An Intercepted Letter) 1859-10-08 Once a Week Poet 223
Practising 1860-03-10 Once a Week Poet 263
The Private View 1860-05-19 Once a Week Poet 270
O Love! O Mine! 1868-12-25 Once a Week Poet 12254
Christmas Comes But Once a Year 1868-12-25 Once a Week Poet 12252