Lang, Andrew (M)

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: 11
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Siren’s Music Heard Again 1868-01-25 Once a Week Poet 12171
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
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