Thompson, D’Arcy W. (M)

Surname: Thompson
Forename(s): D’Arcy Wentworth
b. 18 April 1829. d. 25 January 1902. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and classical scholar. Born at sea aboard father’s ship, the Georgiana. Matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1848. Became classics master at the Edinburgh Academy in 1852, where Robert Louis Stevenson was among his students. Became chair of Greek at Queen’s College, Galway, in 1863. Delivered Lowell lectures on philosophy and education in Boston in 1867, eventually published as Wayside Thoughts (1868). Published a record of his teaching years in Day Dreams of a Schoolmaster (1864-1865). Children’s poetry volumes: Nursery Nonsense, or, Rhymes without Reason (1863-1864) and Fun and Earnest, or, Rhymes with Reason (1865). Married first to Fanny Gamgee (1838-1860), and then Amy Drury (1866-1902). Biographical information: ODNB. (SCM)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Mist on the Moor 1864-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14072