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Smith, Alexander

Born: 1830 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Essayists, Poets

1830 – He was born this year in a thatched house in Kilmarnock, in the Scottish Lowlands south-west of Glasgow.


1854 – He was one of the leading representatives of what was called the “Spasmodic” School, now fallen into oblivion.


1857 – He also published City Poems this year.


1861 – He also published a Northumbrian epic poem titled Edwin of Deira.


1863 – He turned his attention to prose, and published Dreamthorp: Essays written in the Country.


1865 – He also wrote “A Summer in Skye” this year.


1866 – His last work “Alfred Hagart’s Household” which ran first through Good Words.


1867 – He died in Wardie, near Edinburgh this year.