Wiffen, Jeremiah Holmes (M)

Surname: Wiffen
Forename(s): Jeremiah Holmes
b. 30 December 1792. d. 2 May 1836. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and translator. Alternative signature “J. H. Wiffen, Esq.” Lifelong Quaker. Born in Woburn, Bedfordshire. Contributed to European Magazine and Gentleman’s Magazine. Opened a school in Woburn in 1811 and taught himself languages including Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, and Welsh. Author and translator of The Works of Garcilasso de la Vega (1823). Author of Jerusalem Delivered (1824) and Historical Memoirs of the House of Russell (1833). Married Mary Whitehead on 20 November 1828. Biographical information: ODNB. (SCM, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Flower of Gnido 1823-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 10075
The Progress of Passion for His Lady 1823-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 10076
To the Rose. From the Spanish of Don Francisco de Rioja 1824 Forget-Me-Not Translator 15908
Letrilla. From the Spanish 1825 Forget-Me-Not Translator 15089
To a Lady, with a Leaf Gathered from the Mulberry-tree Planted by Milton in the gardens of Christ College, Cambridge 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15092
Letrilla. From the Spanish 1825 Forget-Me-Not Translator 15073
Romance. From the Spanish of Gongora 1826 Forget-Me-Not Translator 13919