Morris, William (M)

b. 24 March 1834. d. 3 October 1896. Nationality: English.
Poet, novelist, artist, and designer. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford where he befriended Ned Jones (later Sir Edward Burne-Jones) through whom he joined the Birmingham Set, which included Canon Dixon. Upon moving to London in 1856, became a disciple of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Published the short-lived *Oxford and Cambridge Magazine* in 1856. In 1884, published *A Summary of the Principles of Socialism* and co-founded The Socialist League. Author of several volumes of poetry including *The Defence of Guinevere, and Other Poems* (1858), *The Earthly Paradise* (1866-70), and *Poems by the Way* (1891). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Hapless Love 1869-04-01 Good Words Poet 1987
“Love is enough; though the World be a-waning” 1901-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14961