Wilfrid Thorley (31 July 1878, Southport, Lancashire - 28 January 1963, Wirral, Cheshire) was an English poet and translator.
He was educated privately, then at the Liverpool Institute (now
University of Liverpool) and Grenoble University. However, he said that he learnt most while teaching English to foreign students in Sweden, Belgium, France and Italy, during the ten years preceding World War I.
His best-known poem is "Chant for Reapers", due to its inclusion in the
Oxford Book of English Verse .
Publications [ edit ]
A Primer of English for Foreign Students, 1910
An English Reader for Foreign Students, 1913
Cloud-Cuckoo-Land: a Child's Book of Verses, 1923
Confessional, and other Poems, 1911
Paul Verlaine, 1914
The Londoner's Chariot, and other Poems, 1925
A Bouquet from France, 1926
Maypole Market: a Child's Book of Verses, 1927
Cartwheels and Catkins: Verses for Girls and Boys, 1930
A Year in England for Foreign Students, 1930
The Happy Colt, and other verses, 1940
Barleycomb Billy, and other rhymes, 1943
The French Muse, 50 Examples, 1945
A Caboodle of Beasts, 1945
Quinn's Quiz: rhymed riddles on a variety of subjects for children or their parents, 1957
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