Watson, William, Sir (M)

b. 2 August 1858. d. 12 August 1935. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and literary critic. Born in Yorkshire. Fought to have Aubrey Beardsley removed as art editor of the *Yellow Book* after Oscar Wilde’s arrest. Considered a strong contender for the poet laureateship after the death of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Married Adeline Maureen Pring on 11 August 1909. Contributed to the *National Review*. Author of several volumes of poetry including *The Prince’s Quest and Other Poems* (1880), *Epigrams of Art, Life, and Nature* (1884), *The Purple East* (1896), *The Year of Shame* (1897), *The Hope of the World* (1898), *New Poems* (1909),*The Man who Saw and Other Poems Arising out of the War* (1917). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
II—Night on Curbar Edge, Derbyshire 1894-04 The Yellow Book Poet 9971
I—The Frontier 1894-04 The Yellow Book Poet 770
“Tell me not Now” 1894-10 The Yellow Book Poet 780
Hymn to the Sea 1895-04 The Yellow Book Poet 802
The Lost Eden 1897-01 The Yellow Book Poet 1018
Melancholia 1901-06 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 15003