Bernal, Ralph (1783-1854) (M)

b. 2 October 1783. d. 26 August 1854. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Politician, art collector, and poet. Father of Ralph Bernal Osborne. Born in Colchester, Essex. Son of a Sephardic Jewish-Spanish merchant. Educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Married twice, Anne Elizabeth White on 10 April 1806 and Clara Christian White on 3 August 1824. Whig MP for Lincoln (1818-1820), Rochester (1820-1841, 1848-1852), and Weymouth (1842-1847). Made president of the British Archaeological Society in 1852. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 13
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Stanzas 1829 The Keepsake Poet 3039
Ballad 1830 The Keepsake Poet 3111
The Condemned 1830 The Keepsake Poet 3103
The Gondola 1831 The Keepsake Poet 3140
The Repentance of Ninevah 1832 The Keepsake Poet 3569
The Bucanier 1833 The Keepsake Poet 3775
My Mother’s Grave 1833 The Keepsake Poet 3776
The Proposal 1834 The Keepsake Poet 3842
A December Night’s Carol 1835 The Keepsake Poet 3876
On the Popular Superstition of First Love Being Lasting 1836 The Keepsake Poet 4196
The Years Have Past! Lines for music 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4798
Solitude 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4903
Echo, A Madrigal 1846 The Keepsake Poet 5185