1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gibson Lockhart

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:468-69.



JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART (2 son of rev. John Lockhart 1761-1842, minister of Cambusnethan). b. in the manse of Cambusnethan 14 July 1794; ed. at high sch. and univ. of Glasgow 1805-9; Snell exhibitioner at Balliol coll. Oxf. 1809; B.C.L. 1817, D.C.L. 1834; an advocate 1816; contributed to Blackwood's Mag. from Oct. 1817; edited The Quarterly Review, Oct. 1825 to April 1853; wrote more than 100 articles; lived at 24 Sussex place, Regent's park 1826 to 1853; superintended Murray's "Family Library" from 1829, for which he wrote the first work History of Napoleon Buonaparte 2 vols. 1829 anon.; barrister L.I. 22 Nov. 1831; auditor of the duchy of Lancaster 1843 to death; edited Motteux's translation of Don Quixote 5 vols. 1822; author of Peter's Letters to his kinsfolk. By Peter Morris the Odonist. 3 vols. 1819; Valerus, a Roman story 1821; Some passages in the life of Mr. Adam Blair 1822, anon.; Reginald Dalton, a story of English university life 1823; Ancient Spanish ballads translated 1823; several editions; The history of Matthew Wald 1824, a novel, anon.; Life of Robert Burns 1828, 8 ed. 1888; History of the late war 1832; Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott 7 vols. 1837-8, 4 ed. 1850; The Ballantyne humbug handled 1839. d. Abbotsford, Roxburghshire 25 Nov. 1854. bur. next Sir Walter Scott in Dryburgh abbey. Law Review, xxi 354-6 (1855); Quarterly Review, Oct. 1864 pp. 439-82; J. G. Lockhart's Ancient Spanish ballads (1856) memoir 7 leaves, portrait; H. Marineau's Biographical Sketches 4 ed. (1876) 344-52; Bookseller, Aug. 1860 pp. 505-8; National Review iii 745-62 (1884); Maclise Portrait Gallery (1883) 7-13, portrait; I. L. N. [Illustrated London News] xxv 559, 564 (1854), portrait.