Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944) was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q. While he was at Oxford he published his Dead Man's Rock (1887) and he followed this up with Troy Town (1888) and The Splendid Spur (1889). He published in 1896 a series of critical articles, Adventures in Criticism, and in 1898 he completed Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel, St Ives. From his Oxford days he was known as a writer of excellent verse. With the exception of the parodies entitled Green Bays (1893), his poetical work is contained in Poems and Ballads (1896). In 1895 he published an anthology from the 16th and 17th-century English lyrists, The Golden Pomp, followed in 1900 by an equally successful Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 (1900). Amongst his other works are: Shining Ferry (1905), True Tilda (1909), Lady Good-for Nothing (1910) and The Roll-Call of the Reef.