Despite his humble origin learnt to read at an early age and it is said that by the age of seven was teaching others in the household. He was articled to a lawyer, and excelled in studying the Classics.
In his late teens, White caught tuberculosis and went to live in the village of Wilford, in Nottinghamshire drawing inspiration for his poetry the village and its environs.
Oft In Danger, Oft In Woe Lyrics
Oft in danger, oft in woe,
Onward, Christians, onward go;
Bear the toil, maintain the strife,
Strengthened with the bread of life.
Onward, Christians, onward go,
Join the war, and face the foe;
Will ye flee in danger’s hour?
Know ye not your Captain’s power?
Let not sorrow dim your eye;
Soon shall every tear be dry:
Let not ...