(pen name of Brian Waller Procter). Born Nov. 21, 1787, in Leeds; died Oct. 5, 1874, in London. English writer.
The son of a farmer, Cornwall was educated as a lawyer. The main theme of his Dramatic Scenes (1819; Russian translation, 1837), written in the spirit of late romanticism, is the power of fate, which destroys human happiness. Cornwall also wrote the successful tragedy Mirandola (staged 1821). His best-known collection is English Songs (1832). His poetry was translated into Russian by such writers as Pushkin (“I Drink to Mary’s Health”), D. D. Minaev, and M. L. Mikhailov.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
In Gerbel’, N. V. Angliiskie poety v biografiiakh i obraztsakh. St. Petersburg, 1875.
REFERENCESIakovlev, N. V. “Poslednii literaturnyi sobesednik Pushkina (Bari Kornuol’).” In the collection Pushkin i ego sovremenniki, fase. 28. Petrograd, 1917.
Armour, R. W. Barry Cornwall. Boston, 1935.