1819 – Born in Liverpool on the 1st of January.
1829 – He passed to Rugby School, then under Thomas Arnold, whose strenuous views on life and education he accepted.
1836 – His parents returned to Liverpool.
1837 – He went with a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford.
1847 – Clough wrote an ethical pamphlet addressed to the undergraduates, with the title, A Consideration of Objections against the Retrenchment Association at Oxford.
1848 – Gradually, however, certain skeptical tendencies with regard to the current religious and social order grew upon him to such an extent as to render his position as an orthodox teacher of youth irksome, and he resigned it.
– His Homeric pastoral The Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich, afterwards renamed Tober-na-Vuolich.
1849 – Ambarvalia.
1861 – Died in Florence on 13th November.