Lang, Andrew (M)

Surname: Lang
Forename(s): Andrew
b. 31 March 1844. d. 20 July 1912. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, translator, folklorist, historian, and anthropologist. Pseudonym: “A. L.” Born in Selkirk. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where Benjamin Jowett was one of his tutors. Elected a fellow at Merton College in 1868, resigning on his marriage to Leonora Blanche Alleyne in 1875 in order to move to London and become a professional writer. Was a prolific periodical contributor. Compiled the “coloured” series of fairy books, beginning with The Blue Fairy Book in 1889, and finishing in 1910 with The Lilac Fairy Book. Poetry volumes include Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), XXXII Ballades in Blue China (1881), Helen of Troy (1882), Grass of Parnassus (1888). Biographical information: ODNB. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 18
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Siren’s Music Heard Again 1868-01-25 Once a Week Poet 12171
Pastel 1871-03 The Dark Blue Translator 16082
Letrilla 1871-03 The Dark Blue Translator 16081
Ballad of the Gibbet 1871-05 The Dark Blue Translator 16086
An Old Tune 1871-05 The Dark Blue Translator 16087
The Three Captains 1871-05 The Dark Blue Translator 16088
Arbor Amoris 1871-05 The Dark Blue Translator 16085
A Sunset on Yarrow 1871-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14424
Two Homes. To a Young English Lady in a Military Hospital at Carlsruhe. Sept. 1870 1871-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14428
Spring in the Student’s Quarter 1873-01-05 The Dark Blue Translator 16089
Before the Snow. After Albert Glatigny 1878-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14599
To Theocritus, in Winter 1879-03 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14684
The Old Love and the New 1889-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8554
“I once was young and fair” 1889-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8505
Another Way 1889-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8496
To E. M. S. 1889-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8504
How They Held the Bass for King James, 1691-1694 1894-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8168
Our Fathers 1899-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7932