Francis Williams

Francis Williams

About Francis Williams

Francis Williams was an english poet born in Jamaica. Quickly embraced by the literary set in London, Williams became quite famous, in particular for a ballad he composed called Welcome, welcome, brother debtor. It was so popular in London that some minor composers, jealous of his success, tried to claim the song as their own. He enjoyed composing Latin odes to every new governor of Jamaica. One of his best pieces was 'An Ode to George Haldane,' which was written at the time of Haldane taking the post of governor. Here are some of his best poems.
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Francis Williams is best remembered for being a poet of merit, who specialized in Latin verse.

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