1854 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Vedder

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine NS 41 (June 1854) 662.



Feb. 11. At Newington, near Edinburgh, in his 64th year, Mr. David Vedder.

Mr. Vedder had been a large contributor to periodicals, and was the author of several poems, of which the first published was "The Covenanter's Communion." The next was,—

Orcadian Sketches; legendary and lyrical pieces. Edinburgh, 1832. 12mo. (A volume dedicated to Allan Cunningham.)

In the same year he published,—

A Memoir of Sir Walter Scott, with critical notices of his writings. Dundee, 1832. 12mo.

And subsequently—

Poems, Legendary, Lyrical, and Descriptive. 1842. 8vo.
The Pictorial Gift-book of Lays and Lithography. Edinburgh, 1848. 4to.
The story of Reynard the Fox: a new version. Illustrated by the designs of Gustav Cadtod. 4to. 1852.