William Barnes stone plaque in Dorchester

William Barnes
the Dorset poet
lived here
1847 to 1862

William Barnes (22 February 1801 – 7 October 1886) was an English writer, poet, minister, and philologist. He wrote over 800 poems, some in Dorset dialect, and much other work, including a comprehensive English grammar quoting from more than 70 different languages.

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