1887 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Thomson

William Walker, in Bards of Bon Accord (1887) 647.



He appears to have been a native of the south of Scotland, born about 1762, spent much of his time from 1780-88 in Aberdeen and neighbourhood, and wrote many of his poems there. He seems also to have rambled a great deal from place to place between Edinburgh and London, and died at Edinburgh in 1803. He translated some plays from the German, which were published at Perth in 1796. In one of his poems he notes that his father was buried at Aberdeen.