Horace Smith
(1779-1849)

Died aged c. 70

Horace (born Horatio) Smith (31 December 1779 – 12 July 1849) was an English poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his participation in a sonnet-writing competition with Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was of him that Shelley said: "Is it not odd that the only truly generous person I ever knew who had money enough to be generous with should be a stockbroker? He writes poetry and pastoral dramas and yet knows how to make money, and does make it, and is still generous."

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Poet and novelist Horace Smith who christened Brighton 'Queen of Watering Places' lived here 1840-1849

12 Cavendish Place, Brighton, United Kingdom where they lived (1840-1849)