Allingham, William

(1824-1889)
   Poet, the s. of a banker of English descent, was b. at Ballyshannon, entered the customs service, and was ultimately settled in London, where he contributed to Leigh Hunt's Journal. Hunt introduced him to Carlyle and other men of letters, and in 1850 he pub. a book of poems, which was followed by Day and Night Songs (1854), Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland (1864) (his most ambitious, though not his most successful work), and Collected Poems in 6 vols. (1888-93). He also edited The Ballad Book for the Golden Treasury series in 1864. In 1870 he retired from the civil service and became sub-editor of Fraser's Magazine under Froude, whom he succeeded as editor (1874-79). His verse is clear, fresh, and graceful. He married Helen Paterson, the water colourist, whose idylls have made the name of "Mrs. Allingham" famous also. He d. in 1889. Other works are Fifty Modern Poems (1865), Songs, Poems, and Ballads (1877), Evil May Day (1883), Blackberries (1884), Irish Songs and Poems (1887), and Varieties in Prose (1893). A selection from his diaries and autobiography was pub. in 1906.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Allingham, William — (1824 1889)    Irish poet who through hard work and dedication improved his education to become a customs official. Around 1844 he contributed to Leigh Hunt s Journal, then in 1847 he met Leigh Hunt, who introduced him to other poets and writers …   British and Irish poets

  • ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM —    a poet and journalist, born in Ireland, of English origin; his most celebrated works are Day and Night Songs and Lawerence Bloomfield in Ireland ; was for a time editor of Fraser s Magazine (1824 1889) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • William Allingham — (* 19. März 1824 oder 1828 in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irland; † 18. November 1889 in Hampstead, London) war ein irischer Literat und Dichter. Allingham war der Sohn eines Bankangeste …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Allingham — Portrait d Allingham par sa femme (1880) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Allingham. William Allingham (19 mars 1824 ou 1828 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William Allingham — (March 19, 1824 or 1828 November 18, 1889) was an Irish man of letters and poet.He was born in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland, and was the son of the manager of a local bank who was of English descent. He obtained a post in the custom house… …   Wikipedia

  • Allingham — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Helen Allingham (Geburtsname Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson; 1848–1926), britische Malerin und Illustratorin Henry Allingham (1896–2009), Mitglied der britischen Luftstreitkräfte Margery Allingham… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Allingham — (spr. älling häm), William, engl. Dichter, geb. 1828 in Ballyshannon (Irland), gest. 19. Nov. 1889 in London, wirkte früh literarisch im »Athenaeum« und den »Household Words«. Seit 1848 kam er regelmäßig nach London und verkehrte im Kreise der… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Allingham — (frz. ällingämm), William, engl. Dichter, geb. 19. Mai 1824 zu Ballyshannon (Irland), gest. 18. Nov. 1889 in London; originell seine Schilderungen irischer Szenerie (»Lawrence Bloomfield in Ireland«, 1864) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Allingham —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Allingham est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Henry Allingham (1896 2009), supercentenaire britannique William Allingham (1824… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Henry William Allingham — Henry Allingham Pour les articles homonymes, voir Allingham. Le député Simon Hughes rencontre Henry Allingham à l …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.