John Davidson (Poet)

John Davidson (Poet)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Davidson was a Scottish poet, playwright and novelist, best known for his ballads. He also did translations from French and German. In 1909, financial difficulties, as well as both physical and mental health problems, led to his suicide.He was born at Barrhead, East Renfrewshire as the son of Alexander Davidson, an Evangelical Union minister and Helen n e Crockett of Elgin. His family removed to Greenock in 1862 where he was educated at Highlanders' Academy there and entered the chemical laboratory of Walker's Sugarhouse refinery in his 13th year, returning after one year to school as a pupil teacher. In Public Analysts' Office, 1870-71. In these employments he developed an interest in science which became an important characteristic of his poetry. In 1872 he returned for four years to the Highlanders' Academy as a pupil-teacher, and, after a year at Edinburgh University, received in 1877 his first scholastic employment at Alexander's Charity, Glasgowshow more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613586680X
  • 9786135866803