Cowan, William, Rev. (M)

Poet and clergyman. Identified as “Rev. W. Cowan” in the 1878 volume index for *Good Words*. Rector of Faughanvale, then St. Augustine’s, Londonderry. Author of *Poems, Chiefly Sacred, Including Translations from some Ancient Latin Hymns* (1879). *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entries give his address as The Rectory, Eglinton, Londonderry (poem published 31 July 1886; NLS Dep 341/369), The Rectory, Bishop St, Londonderry (14 February 1891, 14 November 1891; NLS Dep 341/370), and St. Augustines, Londonderry (19 March 1898; NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: Reilly, *Mid-Victorian Poetry*, p. 112. (AC, DD, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sweetheart, Farewell 1886-07-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12991
Autumn Days 1886-09-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12998
The River 1891-02-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13180
Every Year 1891-08-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13204
Bird-Music 1891-11-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13219
Dead Cities 1892-06 Victorian Magazine Poet 1535
Truth and Beauty 1893 Good Words Poet 5034
Old Voices 1893-01-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13281
A Bunch of Withered Violets 1893-03-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13287
Sonnet 1894-06-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13351
With Thee 1895-01-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12599
Hy-Brasail. The Isle of the Blest 1896-08-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12769
The Nightingale’s Song 1898-03-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12704
To Nature 1901-03-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12493