Herbert Knowles
(1798-1817)

Died aged c. 19

Herbert Knowles (1798–1817) was an English poet. Knowles was the author of the well-known , which gave promise of future excellence. However, he died a few weeks after he had been enabled, through the help of Robert Southey to whom he had sent some of his poems, to go to the University of Cambridge. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons – via Wikisource.

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Great Channel affectionately known as "Cloaca Maxima" when Swale House was the residence of James Tate and of his son and namesake Masters of Richmond School 1796-1833 and 1834-1863 respectively. Scholars who boarded with them here included Lewis Carroll, the boy-poet Herbert Knowles and two sons of Earl Grey, Prime Minister 1833-1838

Channel, Richmond, Yorkshire, United Kingdom where they lived