Learn More

Henry Alford

(1810-1871 / England)

Henry Alford
Do you like this poet?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Henry Alford (October 7, 1810 – January 12, 1871) was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.

Alford was a talented artist, as his picture-book, The Riviera (1870), shows, and he had abundant musical and mechanical talent. Besides editing the works of John Donne, he published several volumes of his own verse, The School of the Heart (1835), The Abbot of Muchelnaye (1841), The Greek Testament. The Four Gospels (1849), and a number of hymns, the best-known of which are "Forward! be our watchword," "Come, ye thankful people, come," and "Ten thousand times ten thousand." He translated the Odyssey, wrote a well-known manual of idiom, A ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Henry Alford

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Henry Alford

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]