1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Struthers

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:804.



JOHN STRUTHERS (son of Wm. Struthers, shoemaker). b. Longcalderwood, East. Kilbride, Lanarkshire 18 July 1776; shoemaker at Longcalderwood 1793-1801 and at Glasgow 1801-19; editorial reader successively for firms of Khull, Blackie & Co. and Archibald Fullarton & Co. Glasgow 1833 to about 1848; author of Anticipation 1803, a war ode; The poor man's sabbath 1804, 4 ed. 1824; The peasant's death 1806; The winter day 1811; Poems, moral and religious 1814; Essay on the state of labouring poor, with some hints for its improvement 1816, anon.; The Plough 1818; The harp of Caledonia, 3 vols 1819; The British minstrel 2 vols. 1821; The history of Scotland from the union in 1707 to 1827. 2 vols. 1827; Dychmont 1836, a poem. d. Gorbals, Glasgow 30 July 1853. John Struthers's Poems, 2 vols. (1850), with autobiography; G.M. Sept. 1853 pp. 318-19.