Aird, Thomas (M)

b. 28 August 1802. d. 25 April 1876. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and essayist. Born in Bowden, Roxburghshire. Son of a builder. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, and initially established his writing career there, moving to Dumfries in 1835. Editor of *Edinburgh Weekly Journal* (1832) and then *Dumfriesshire and Galloway Herald* (1835-1863). Author of poetry volumes *Martzoufle: A Tragedy in Three Acts, with Other Poems* (1826), *Captive of Fez* (1830), a collected *Poems* (1848), as well as the prose work *The Old Batchelor in the Scottish Village* (1845). Edited the works of David Macbeth Moir. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 15
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Devil’s Dream on Mount Aksbeck 1827-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10853
The Demoniac: A Poem in Seven Chapters 1830-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10245
The Jewess of the Cave. A Poem in Four Parts 1832-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11158
A Father’s Curse 1833-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11381
Nebuchadnezzar. A Poem 1834-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11904
My Mother’s Grave 1834-10-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3260
A Church Ecologue 1834-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11410
The Christian Bride; a Poem in Three Cantos 1835-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11617
The Swallow 1841-08-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5276
A Churchyard Eclogue 1841-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11124
A Summer Day 1846-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11023
An Evening Walk 1851-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9127
Campaign the First 1852-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9183
Campaign the Second 1852-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9184
Campaign the Third 1852-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9185