July 20, 1806, Kames Castle, Isle of Bute, Scotland.

September 18, 1844, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Sterling attended Cambridge University and went on to a career as author and critic. In 1828, he and F. D. Maurice bought the Athenacum, but kept the publication only six months. Sterling’s works include:

Julius Hare edited Sterling’s works in 1848, and Carlyle wrote a biography of him in 1851.

  1. O Source Divine, and Life of All
  2. When Up to Nightly Skies We Gaze