Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Doyle, Francis Hastings Charles
DOYLE, Sir Francis Hastings Charles, Bart., born Aug. 22, 1810, at Nunappleton, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, being son of the first baronet; was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was appointed Receiver-General of Customs in 1846, a Commissioner of Customs in 1870, and Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1867, being re-elected June 20, 1872. He ceased to be Professor in 1877 on the expiration of the second term of five years' tenure of the chair. Together with the professorship, he held a fellowship of All Souls' College. He has published at different times a certain amount of poetry—not more unsuccessful than that of many other contemporary writers of verse—and three lectures on poetry in 1869.