[Milton-L] Information on William B. Hunter

Hugh Wilson wilsonh at gram.edu
Tue Jan 19 18:37:38 EST 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I found a brief obituary of William Bridges Hunter

(June 7, 1915-February 10, 2006) here:


A briefer note is found below.


On a more personal note, I append my poem,

Ubi Sunt [2006]

Bill Hunter, Al Labriola and Kate Frost,
have passed; now Shawcross counts among the lost.
It's curious, what we remember now:
not when, but where; not what they did, but how.
The aging master scholar passes on:
the world's diminished by the glimpse of dawn;
now they are gone, we stand a cubit less:
we take the news perforce, as by duress;
no one discourses of their feats of mind,
we most remember whether they were kind.
Ephemeral pictures dance upon the verge
of memory, the pictures blend and merge.
A sadness seeps inside, suffusing moods
where melancholy comes to roost, and broods.

Hugh Wilson

(318) 548-9817

wilsonh at gram.edu

From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu> on behalf of Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:43 PM
To: John Milton Discussion List
Cc: Christopher Baker
Subject: [Milton-L] FW: Information on William B. Hunter

Fellow Miltonists,

A friend sent me the following query and is agreeable to my sending it along to you.  I am sure some of you have far more of this information than do it.  If so, could you please pass it along to him?  Thanks!

Jameela Lares, Ph.D.
Professor of English
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, #5037
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001

From: Christopher Baker [mailto:christopher.baker at armstrong.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:51 AM
To: Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>
Subject: Information on William B. Hunter

Dear Jameela,
I am program chair for this year's South Central Renaissance Conference meeting.  Each year we present the William B. Hunter lecturer (this year it is Robert C. Evans of Auburn-Montgomery).  I think it appropriate to offer a brief bio of Bill Hunter at the lecture--would you happen to know where I might find an obituary of him or a brief bio?
Many thanks,
Chris Baker

Dr. Christopher Baker
Professor of English
Department of Languages, Literature,
     and Philosophy
Armstrong State University
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Phone: 912-344-3188
Fax:     912-344-3494

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