Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes (September 16, 1880 – June 28, 1958) [ [] According to some sources, he died on June 25, but others, including Encyclopædia Britannica give the date as June 28] was an English poet, best known for his ballads "The Highwayman" (1906) and "The Barrel Organ".


Born in Wolverhampton, England, he was the son of Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes. Noyes attended Exeter College, Oxford, leaving before he had earned a degree. In 1907, he married Garnett Daniels. He was given the opportunity to teach English literature at Princeton University, where he taught from 1914 until 1923. Noyes' wife died in 1926, resulting in his conversion to Roman Catholicism. He wrote about his conversion in "The Unknown God", published in 1934.

Noyes later married Mary Angela Mayne Weld-Blundell, who had first married into the old recusant Catholic [Weld-Blundell family] . [] They settled at Lisle Combe, near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and had three children: Hugh, Veronica, and Margaret. His younger daughter married Michael Nolan (later Lord Nolan) in 1953.

Noyes died at the age of 77 and was buried on the Isle of Wight.


At 21 years of age, he published his first collection of poems, "The Loom Years". From 1903 to 1908, Noyes published five volumes of poetry books, including "The Forest of Wild Thyme" and "The Flower of Old Japan and Other Poems".

He later started dictating his work as a result of increasing blindness. In 1953, his autobiography, "Two Worlds for Memory", was published. He authored around sixty books, including poetry volumes, novels, and short stories.


External links

* [ Works by or about Alfred Noyes] at Internet Archive (scanned books original editions color illustrated)
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* [ "Escape"'s radio adaptation of Noye's "Log of the Evening Star"]

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