Trench, Richard Chenevix, Archbishop of Dublin (M)

Surname: Trench
Forename(s): Richard Chenevix
b. 9 September 1807. d. 28 March 1886. Nationality: Irish. VIAF.
Anglican Archbishop, scholar, and poet. Pseudonyms: “Richard C. Dublin,” “R. C. Dublin.” Born in Dublin. Son of poet Melesina Trench. Spent childhood in Southampton. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge Apostles and became close friends with F. D. Maurice, Tennyson, and Arthur Hallam. After graduation travelled to Europe, spending much of his time in Spain. Married his cousin, Frances Mary Trench, in 1832. Became Archbishop of Dublin in 1863. Wrote books on language including Study of Words (1851), English Past and Present (1855). Poetry volumes include Sabbation; Honor Neale; and other Poems (1838), Elegiac Poems (1843), Poems (1874). Biographical information: ODNB. (CE, JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 14
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Orpheus and Eurydice. (From the Fourth Georgic, 452-528) 1867-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14497
Sonnet. On a Brother and Sister who Died at the Same Time, Abergele, August 20, 1868. 1868-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14262
In Memoriam Major-General Sir George Pomeroy-Colley. February 27, 1881 1881-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14564
Timoleon. (See Plutarch’s Lives) 1881-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14566
“To feel that we are homeless exiles here” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8256
“A wretched thing it were, to have our heart” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8255
“Peace, Freedom, Happiness, have loved to wait” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8261
“A counsellor well fitted to advise” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8259
Gibraltar 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8260
“What good soever in thy heart or mind” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8253
“Thou cam’st not to thy place by accident” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8254
Prize of Song 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8251
“To leave unseen so many a glorious sight” 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8257
To Silvio Pellico. (On reading the story of his imprisonment.) 1888-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8258