Mackay, Charles (M)

b. 26 March 1812. d. 24 December 1889. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, historian and journalist, particularly known for his songs in Scots and anti-Corn Law poems (collected in the immensely successful *Voices from the Crowd* [1847]). Pseudonym: “C. M.” Worked for the *Morning Chronicle*, was editor of *Glasgow Argus* (1844-1847), then worked for *Illustrated London News* (1848-1859), and later became New York correspondent for *The Times* (1862-1865) during the American Civil War. Father of novelist Marie Corelli. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 60
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Dream of Lord Nithsdale 1843-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9983
The Founding of the Bell. Written for Music 1843-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10031
The Struggle For Fame 1845-08-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5834
The Death of Pan 1845-10-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5842
France and England 1846-06-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5875
The Poetry of Railways 1846-08-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5883
Above and Below 1848-03-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5960
The Stag-Hound 1866-03-17 Once a Week Poet 13415
A Man’s a Man For A’ That. A New Version 1866-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9805
The Tick of the Clock 1867-03-16 All the Year Round Poet 3277
Two Spirits of Song 1867-04-13 All the Year Round Poet 3278
At Home in Staten Island 1868-04-11 All the Year Round Poet 3300
Yesterday 1868-06-13 All the Year Round Poet 3302
At a Club Dinner 1868-07-11 All the Year Round Poet 3305
Winifred 1868-07-25 All the Year Round Poet 3306
At the Club Window 1868-08-08 All the Year Round Poet 3307
The Music of the Spheres 1868-08-22 All the Year Round Poet 3308
Mephistopheles, General Dealer 1868-09-19 All the Year Round Poet 3311
At a Little Dinner-Party 1868-10-17 All the Year Round Poet 3314
The Hall Porter at the Club 1868-12-12 All the Year Round Poet 3668
The Poet 1869-01-02 All the Year Round Poet 3671
Man Overboard 1869-01-16 All the Year Round Poet 3673
The Milestones 1869-01-23 All the Year Round Poet 3674
Ghosts 1869-01-30 All the Year Round Poet 3675
Foundered 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15186
Weapons 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 3676
Heaven and Hell 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15189
The Devil and I 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15191
A Grave 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15187
The Great Warrior 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15188
Clouds 1869-02-20 All the Year Round Poet 15190
The Planting of the Vine. A Thought from the German 1869-03-06 All the Year Round Translator 3678
The Living Men 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15194
Pearls Before a Hog 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15197
The Double Bankruptcy 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15193
The Plagiarist 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15196
The Busy Workmen 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15195
Beauty and Grief 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 15192
Outside and In 1869-03-13 All the Year Round Poet 3679
Throwing Stones in the Sea 1869-04-10 All the Year Round Poet 3681
Beautiful in Old Age 1869-04-24 All the Year Round Poet 15200
The Gourd and the Palm. A Persian Fable 1869-04-24 All the Year Round Poet 15199
Occult Sympathies 1869-04-24 All the Year Round Poet 3683
A Royal Grievance 1869-05-08 All the Year Round Poet 15202
The Quid Pro Quo 1869-05-08 All the Year Round Poet 3685
The Transformation 1869-05-08 All the Year Round Poet 15201
A Blind Man’s Fireside 1869-05-15 All the Year Round Poet 3686
Donald MacLeod 1869-11-06 All the Year Round Poet 3710
In God’s Acre 1870-05-07 All the Year Round Poet 3819
The Swing 1871-01-07 All the Year Round Poet 3918
The Death Struggle 1871-06-24 All the Year Round Poet 4016
The Rewards of Song 1872-08-24 All the Year Round Poet 4089
Voices in the Air 1872-09-14 All the Year Round Poet 4093
To My Wife. A Valentine 1880-06-05 All the Year Round Poet 4548
England: Under the Foreign and Colonial Administration of Mr Gladstone, Lord Granville, and Lord Derby 1885-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8846
Wealth Untold 1887-10-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12922
Preferences and Treasures 1889-03-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13075
Gutterslush: Maker of Parliaments 1889-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8543
Altar and Grave 1889-09-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13104
“My Wife’s a Winsome Wee Thing” 1890-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8388