Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Hogg, Henry

HOGG, HENRY (1831–1874), poet, was born in Nottingham, where he practised as a solicitor until his death in 1874. He devoted himself to writing poetry from youth. His first poem, entitled ‘Mournful Recollections,’ was in blank verse, and appeared in 1849. In 1852 he published a volume of collected poems, and was classed among the worthies of Nottingham as ‘a young poet of genius’ in Wylie's ‘Old and New Nottingham’ (1853). He contributed a number of short poems to the ‘Christian Miscellany,’ and also wrote hymns and carols, which were very popular in the district. He set some of them to music. A later volume of poems was issued, but was subsequently withdrawn from circulation. His poems, though chiefly echoes of Tennyson, show taste and artistic skill.

[Personal information; Wylie's Old and New Nottingham; local records.]

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