1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Wright

James Grant Wilson, in Poetry of Scotland (1876) 2:541.



John Wright, born in Ayrshire, Sept 1, 1805; died in Glasgow about 1853. He resided for some years at Cambuslang near Glasgow, and followed the trade of a weaver. In 1824 he issued a poem entitled The Retrospect, which was well received by the press, and contains many beautiful passages. In 1843 the whole of his poetical pieces were published in one volume. The latter part of Wright's life was clouded by intemperance.