pseud. of Bryan Waller Procter,
1787–1874, English author. His sentimental songs were much in vogue during his lifetime. Included among Cornwall's longer works are Dramatic Scenes
(1819) and Mirandola
(1821), a tragedy. He enjoyed the friendship of many of the notable men of his time, including Charles Lamb, of whom he wrote a biography which appeared in 1866. He was the father of the poet Adelaide Procter.
See his Literary Recollections (ed. by R. W. Armour, 1936); biography by R. W. Armour (1935).
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