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William Collins (poet)

William Collins (1721 - 1759), English poet, was educated at Winchester and Oxford, moved to London in the 1740s and spent the last years of his life in Chichester. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century.


  • Persian Eclogues (1742)
  • Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegorical Subjects (1746)
  • Ode on the Death of Thomson (1749)
  • Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands (1750)

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