Thomas Kibble Hervey

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Thomas Kibble Hervey (4 February 1799 – 27 February 1859) was a British poet and critic.

Thomas Kibble Hervey was born in Paisley, Scotland, and raised in Manchester, England where he was educated at Manchester Grammar School. He entered Caius College, Cambridge in 1822, but migrated to Trinity College the following year. Articled to a firm of Manchester solicitors, he studied for the bar but was not called.[1] While at Cambridge he began a lengthy career as a leading contributor to the Athenaeum in 1828, and published Australia, a poem (1824) and Prometheus (1832). He later edited Friendship's Offering (1826–27) and The Amaranth (1839), contributed to annuals, and edited the Athenaeum (23 May 1846 to December 1853).

On 17 October 1843, Hervey married Eleanora Louisa Montagu, a playwright, author and poet. He died in Kentish Town, London, England in 1859 and was buried in Highgate Cemetery.

Other works[edit]

  • The poetical sketch book (1829)
  • The book of Christmas (1836)
  • The English Helicon (1841)
  • The poems of T. K. Hervey, edited by his wife with a memoir (1866)


  1. ^ "Hervey, Thomas Kibble (HRVY822TK)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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