Domett, Alfred (M)

b. 20 May 1811. d. 2 November 1887. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, translator, lawyer, statesman. Born in Camberwell, Surrey. Educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, but did not take his degree. From 1833 to 1835 travelled to North America and the West Indies, returning to enter the Middle Temple in 1835. Friends with Robert Browning. Emigrated to New Zealand in April 1842, where he led a prominent political and public administrative career (including serving as Prime Minister). Returned to England in 1871. Poetry volumes include *Poems* (1833), *Venice* (1839), *Flotsam and Jetsam: Rhymes Old and New* (1877), *Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream* (1872). Biographical information: *ODNB*, BL. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 10
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Glee for Winter 1837-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 14143
Song for a Family Party, to be sung by “All who’ve known each other long” 1837-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 14144
A Christmas Hymn 1837-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 14148
II. My Vocation 1837-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11890
III. Good Wine and Pretty Lasses 1837-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11891
IV. ”’Tis to the Mob that I Belong” 1837-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11892
No. I. The Prisoner 1837-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11889
Forest Beauties. Written in Recollection of a Sojourn in the Backwoods of Upper Canada, in the Winter of 1833 and 1834 1837-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 14635
Fancy in a Stage-Coach. Written Among the Alleghanies, 1834. Addressed to—Whomever the Reader Likes Best 1837-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 14636
Kate. From Lake Wallenstadt, Switzerland 1839-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11543