1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Vedder

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:1083.



DAVID VEDDER. b. parish of Burness, Orkney 1790; captain of a Greenland whaler 1812-15; first officer of an armed revenue cruiser 1815-20; tide surveyor at Montrose 1820; then at Kirkcaldy, Dundee, and Leith, retired 1852; author of The covenanters' communion and other poems 1828; Orcadian sketches, legendary and lyrical 1832; A memoir of Sir Walter Scott, with critical notices of his writings 1832; Poems, legendary, lyrical and descriptive 1842; The pictorial gift book of lays and lithography 1848; The story of Reynard the Fox, a new version 1852; Poems, lyrics, and sketches, edited by G. Gilfillan 1878. d. Newington, near Edinburgh 11 Feb. 1854. Norrie's Dundee celebrities (1873) 157.