Lamb, Charles (M)

b. 10 February 1775. d. 27 December 1834. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Essayist, poet, dramatist, and antiquarian. Worked as a clerk in the East India Company from 1792 to 1825. Brother of Mary Lamb, with whom he co-authored *Tales from Shakespeare* (1807). Closely connected with major British literary figures, in particular Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Suffered, like his sister, from mental illness. When Mary was released from an asylum after killing their mother, during a period of mania, he devoted his life to caring for her. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 17
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sabbath Bells 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8249
Dialogue Between a Mother and Child 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8245
XI 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8248
To Miss Kelly 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8247
On the Sight of Swans in Kensington Garden 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8252
Lines on the Celebrated Picture by Lionardo da Vinci, called the Virgin of the Rocks 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8250
The Old Familiar Faces 1818-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8246
The Wife’s Trial; or, The Intruding Widow. A Dramatic Poem, Founded on Mr Crabbe’s Tale of the “Confidant” 1828-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10720
The Gipsy’s Malison 1829-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10465
For a Young Lady’s Album 1829-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10506
The Christening 1829-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10484
For the Album of Miss —, French Teacher, at Mrs Gisborn’s School, Enfield 1829-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10512
Angel Help 1830-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10156
The Old Familiar Faces 1832-05-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 2993
To The South Wind 1835-04-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3328
The Palace and The Workhouse 1838-06-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3591
“Little book, surnamed of white” 1887-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14860