Milnes, Richard Monckton, First Baron Houghton, FRS (M)

b. 19 June 1809. d. 11 August 1885. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and politician. Pseudonym: “Hⁿ”. Alternative signature: “R. Monckton Milnes.” Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, London University, and in Bonn, Germany. Author of *One Tract More* (1841). Contributed to *Hood’s Magazine* and the *Edinburgh Review*. Friends with Walter Savage Landor and was a well connected socialite who hosted many major figures to his famous breakfasts. Elected Tory MP for Pontefract (1837-1863). Married the Hon. Annabella Hungerford Crewe in 1851. Founder of the Philobiblon Society (1853). Became Baron Houghton in 1863. President the Statistical Society (1865-67) and London Library (1881). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
On the Marriage of the Lady Gwendolin Talbot with the Eldest Son of the Prince Borghese 1837 The Keepsake Poet 4427
Shadows 1838-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11974
The Tragedy of the Lac de Gaube in the Pyrenees 1838-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11975
A Spanish Anecdote 1840 The Keepsake Poet 4775
Elysian Fields at Lowther in Westmoreland 1840-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11406
Sir Walter Scott at the Tomb of the Stuarts in St Peter’s 1840-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11405
Breton Faith 1840-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11407
3. Grave Temperments 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11451
2. Good Intentions 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11450
6. Lesson to Poets 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11454
4. Action and Thought 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11452
1. The Spring and the Brook 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11449
5. Prayer 1840-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11453
Song 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4803
On the Death of the Princess Borghese, at Rome; November 1840 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4907
The Gardener of the Hall 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4960
Loss and Gain 1844 The Keepsake Poet 5007
Charles the First at Hampton Court. Part of a charade, acted at Castle Ashby, on Lord Northampton’s Birth-Day 1845 The Keepsake Poet 14744
On Milton’s Cottage, at Chalfont, St. Giles, Where he remained during the Great Plague 1846 The Keepsake Poet 5186
The Parting 1849 The Keepsake Poet 5783
Anima Mundi 1851 The Keepsake Poet 5581
Domestic Fame 1852 The Keepsake Poet 5608
A Recollection 1853 The Keepsake Poet 5623
Unspoken Dialogue 1860-02 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11933
Requiescat in Pace 1860-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13892
Strangers Yet! 1860-04 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11937
Historical Contrast. May, 1701: December, 1863 1864-02 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11994