Wilson, John (pseudonym “Christopher North”) (M)

b. 18 May 1785. d. 1 April 1854. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Advocate, poet, author, critic, and journalist. Born in Paisley. Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Won the first Newdigate prize for poetry in 1806. Moved to the Lake District in 1805 in order to be near Wordsworth, with whom he became close friends and through whom he met and befriended Coleridge and De Quincey. Wrote for and edited *Blackwood’s Magazine* under the pseudonym “Christopher North” (although this pseudonym was also used by other contributors). Served as professor of moral philosophy and political economy at the University of Edinburgh from 1820 to 1851. Poetry volumes include *The Isle of Palms and other Poems* (1812) and *The City of the Plague* (1816). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 40
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Desolate Village. A Reverie 1817-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7957
The Past 1817-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7964
The Widow’d Mother 1817-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7996
Lines Written in a Highland Glen 1817-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7995
Sonnet, On the Spirit of Domestic Happiness 1817-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7997
Written During a Gloom on the Upper Lake of Killarney 1817-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8025
Written at Midnight, During a Storm, on the Upper Lake of Killarney 1817-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8024
Lines Written on Oak Island, Killarney 1817-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8023
“Sweet voices! circling all the cloudy tops” 1817-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8016
Written on the Top of Mangerton, Killarney 1817-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8026
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray 1817-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8028
Waking Dreams. A Fragment 1817-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8029
Lines Written in a Lonely Burial-Ground on the Northern Coast of the Highlands 1817-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8033
Sonnet 1818-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8136
Peace 1818-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8135
Elegy on the Death of an Infant 1818-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8134
The Faeries, A Dream-like Remembrance of a Dream 1818-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8174
Here Follow the Notices, Done into Metre by an ingenious Friend 1818-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8219
Edith and Nora. A Pastoral Poet’s Dream 1818-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8291
A Church-Yard Dream 1819-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8325
Lines to Miss Fanny Forman, on Bidding her Farewell 1819-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7795
A Lay of Fairyland, (From a Volume of Poems by John Wilson, now in the Press) 1820-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7826
A Church-Yard Scene 1820-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7887
Address to a Wild Deer 1826-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10446
The Saint and the Demon 1826-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10447
“Oh! Saint Patrick was a gentleman!” 1826-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10449
Apology for the Little Naval Temple, on Storrs’ Point, Winandermere 1826-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10551
Loughrigg-Tarn 1826-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10562
Lord Ronald’s Child 1826-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10571
“Why does the sun shine on me” 1828-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10761
An Evening in Furness Abbey 1829-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10342
The Gander of Glasgow 1831-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10975
“Here a foul hulk lies Glasgow’s Gander” 1831-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10982
The Ghost of the Gander 1831-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10981
Unimore. A Dream of the Highlands 1831-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10989
Stanzas to Music 1832-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11011
Wastwater in a Storm 1832-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11185
Wastwater in a Calm 1832-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11186
To A Sleeping Child 1836-01-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3362
“A friend returned! spring bursting forth again!” 1849-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10385