Tennant, William (M)

b. 16 May 1784. d. 14 October 1848. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and scholar of oriental languages. Born in Anstruther, Fife. Student at the University of St. Andrews (1799-1801), but abandoned degree due to financial problems. Worked as clerk for his brother in Glasgow and Anstruther, and briefly imprisoned because of his brother’s debts. Author of hugely successful *Anster Fair* (1812). Began work as a schoolmaster in 1813, and appointed as Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at the University of St. Andrews in 1834. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Fair One Whom I Mean. From the German of Burger 1832-06-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 2996
Tammy Little 1832-08-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3004
Song: Minnie to Her Spinnin’-Wheel 1832-11-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3015
Ode to Peace 1835-08-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3339