Walker, W. Sidney (M)

Surname: Walker
Forename(s): William Sidney
b. 4 December 1795. d. 15 October 1846. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Literary scholar, poet, and translator. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Elected a fellow of St. John’s College in 1820, but forced to resign in 1829 after refusing to take holy orders because of his religious skepticism. Author of volumes of poetry, translations, and critical essays including The Heroes of Waterloo: an Ode (1815) and Poems from the Danish, Selected by Andreas Andersen Feldborg (1816). Contributed to Quarterly Review and Classical Journal. Lifelong friends with Winthrop Mackworth Praed, John Moultrie, William Nanson Lettsom, and Derwent Coleridge. Several works were published posthumously by Moultrie in The Poetical Remains of William Sidney Walker, former fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, with a memoir by the author (1852) and Lettsom in Shakespeare’s Versification, and Its Apparent Irregularities Explained by Examples from Early and Late English Writers (1854). Biographical information: ODNB. (SCM)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Fragment 1863-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14041
Written in the Walks of Trinity College, Cambridge 1863-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14042