Alexander, William, Rev., D. Lit (Oxon), L.L.D. (Dublin) (M)

b. 13 April 1824. d. 12 September 1911. Nationality: Irish. VIAF.
Poet and Church of Ireland clergyman. Alternative signature: “William Derry.” Educated at Exeter College, Oxford (when he was influenced by the Oxford Movement), and then Brasenose College, Oxford. Awarded Oxford University prize for poem “The Waters of Babylon.” Dean of Emly (1864-1867), Bishop of Derry and Raphoe (1867-1896), Archbishop of Armagh (1896-1911). Opposed home rule. Married poet and hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander on 15 October 1850. Biographical information: *ODNB*.

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
His Name 1866-04-02 Good Words Poet 1797
The Island Church 1866-06-01 Good Words Translator 1803
The Birth-Day Crown 1867-07-01 Good Words Poet 1870
Epitaph on Agnes Jones. Buried in Fahan Churchyard near Lough Swilly 1869-11-01 Good Words Poet 1998
Very Far Away 1870-02-01 Good Words Poet 2008
Super Flumina 1872 Good Words Poet 2226
The Old Man and the Ship. An Armenian Legend. 1874 Good Words Poet 2515
Pictura Poesis 1874-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14517