Category: Allonymous

Allonymous poems falsely adopt the name of a historical person as the poet. Poet attribution of allonymous poems, where we have identified authorship, is explained in the editorial notes.

Poems assigned to this category

Poem title Poets Date Periodical id #
The Memory of Sandy Ferguson Dr. James Scott (allonym) 1819-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 7899
A Dirge over Sir Daniel Donnelly Maginn, William 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8452
A Hebrew Dirge over Sir Daniel Donnelly Maginn, William 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8450
A New Song Maginn, William 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8454
Child Daniel Lord Byron (allonym) 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8444
Extracts from my Great Auto-Biographical Poem W. W. (Blackwood’s) 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8446
Sorrow is Dry Lockhart, John Gibson 1820-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8445
The Testimonium, A Prize Poem Lockhart, John Gibson 1820-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 8533
Excellent New Song, Composed by James Scott, Esq. M. D. and Sung by Him, with Great Applause, on the Evening of Thursday, 19th July Dr. James Scott (allonym) 1821-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 9427
Rhyming Salutation Lord Byron (allonym) 1822-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 9700
“If it be but a dream or a vision” Algernon Charles Swinburne (allonym) 1869-01-16 Once a Week 13683
All Sides of the River William Morris (allonym) 1869-02-20 Once a Week 13695