Calverley, Charles Stuart

Calverley, Charles Stuart (1831 - 1884)

Index to poems

Charles Stuart Calverley, born on December 22, 1831, at Martley, Worcestershire, was educated at Marlborough College, Harrow, Oxford, and Cambridge, and was elected a fellow of Christ's College and appointed a lecturer in Classics in 1857. His Verses and Translations (1862), and later translations of Theocritus and Virgil, stem from his academic research. In 1863 he married his cousin Ellen and began to study law at the Inner Temple. Shortly after being called to the Bar in 1865, Calverley had a skating accident that was to put an end to his career. He continued to write light verse, publishing poems in journals, and then collecting them in Fly Leaves in 1872. He lived on, sickly, until his death from Bright's disease in 1884, and was survived by his wife and two children. His Literary Remains came out posthumously in 1865.


  • Stephen, Leslie. “Calverley , Charles Stuart (1831-1884).” Rev. Katherine Mullin. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
Given Name
Charles Stuart
Family Name
Birth Date
December 22, 1831
Death Date
February 17, 1884
Family Relations
father : Henry Blayds
wife : Ellen Calverley
  • Law

  • Private tutors

  • Marlborough College

  • Christ's College, Cambridge

  • Harrow

  • Balliol College, Oxford

  • Lawyer

Literary Period
Literary Movement
Cause of Death
Buried At
First RPO Edition