Other literary forms

(British and Irish Poetry, Revised Edition)

Although best known as a poet, William Lisle Bowles (bohlz) also published an edition of Alexander Pope, pamphlets of literary criticism regarding Pope (in a famous controversy with Lord Byron and others), sermons, antiquarian works, and an autobiographical fragment. A number of his letters are also extant (see Garland Greever’s edition of them), but he is more memorably preserved in the recollections of others, as Thomas Moore and Samuel Taylor Coleridge fondly described and preserved his eccentricities.