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  • Hope, A. D. The Wandering Islands. Sydney: Edwards and Shaw, 1956. PR 6015.O55 W36 1956 Robarts Library
  • --.Poems. London: Hamilton, 1960. PR 6015.O55 A17 1960 Robarts Library
  • --. Selected Poems. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1963. PR 6015.O55 A17 1963 Robarts Library
  • --. Collected Poems: 1930-1965. New York: Viking Press, 1968. PR 6015.O55 A17 1968 Robarts Library
  • --. New poems: 1965-1969. New York: Viking Press, 1970 PR 6015.O55 N4 1970 University of Toronto Libraries at Downsview
  • --. Dunciad Minor: an heroick poem. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1970. PR 6015.O55 D8 Robarts Library
  • --. Collected Poems: 1930-1970. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1972. PR 6015.O55 A17 1972 Robarts Library
  • --. Selected Poems. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1973. PR 6015.O55 A17 1973 Robarts Library
  • --. A Late Picking: Poems, 1965-1974. London: Angus and Robertson, 1975. PR6015.O55 L3 University of Toronto Libraries at Downsview
  • --. A Book of Answers. London: Angus and Robertson, 1978. PR 6015.O55 B6 Robarts Library
  • --. The Age of Reason. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1985. PR 6015.O55 A73 1985 Robarts Library
  • --. Antechinus: poems 1975-1980. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1981. PR 6015.O55 A6 University of Toronto Libraries at Downsview
  • --. Selected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet, 1986. PR 6015.O55 A17 1986 Robarts Library

Sorley's father describes his son's life as follows: "He was born at Old Aberdeen on 19th May 1895. His father was then a professor in the University of Aberdeen, and he was of Scottish descent on both sides. From 1900 onwards his home was in Cambridge. He was educated at Marlborough College, which he entered in September 1908 and left in December 1913, after obtaining a scholarship at University College, Oxford. Owing to the war he never went into residence at the University. After leaving school he spent a little more than six months in Germany, first at Schwerin in Mecklenburg and afterwards, for the summer session, at the University of Jena. He was on a walking tour on the banks of the Moselle when the European war broke out. He was put in prison at Trier on the 2nd August, but released the same night with orders to leave the country. After some adventures he reached home on the 6th, and at once applied for a commission in the army. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Seventh (Service) Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment before the end of the month, Lieutenant in November, and Captain in the following August. He was sent to France with his battalion on 30th May 1915, and served for some months in the trenches round Ploegsteert. Shortly after he had entered upon his life there, a suggestion was made to him about printing a slim volume of verse. But he put the suggestion aside as premature. `Besides,' he added, `this is no time for oliveyards and vineyards, more especially of the small-holdings type. For three years or the duration of the war, let be.' Four months later his warfare was accomplished. His battalion was moved south to take part in the battle of Loos, and he fell on 13th October 1915, in an attack in which the `hair-pin' trench near Hulluch was captured by his company. `Being made perfect in a little while, he fulfilled long years.'" (William Ritchie Sorley, March 1919, in Marlborough and Other Poems, 4th edn. [Cambridge: University Press, 1919]: pp. vi-vii). See also The Poems and Selected Letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley, ed. Hilda D. Spear (Dundee: Blackness Press, 1978; PR 6037 O7A6 1978).

Index to poems
  • Pailin, David A.. “Herbert, Edward, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury and first Baron Herbert of Castle Island (1582?-1648).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.