Chambers, James (M)

b. 1748. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Working-class poet. Known as the “Itinerant Poet.” Born in Soham, Cambridgeshire. No formal education. Left home to become a pedler. Travelled around the country making and selling nets. Briefly entered the Soham Workhouse. Lived in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Unmarried. Author of *The Poetical Works of James Chambers* (1820). Author of *Poems. Containing The Goat, or a Caution against Ebriety, and The Poor Botanist* (1796). Biographical information: James Chambers, *The Poetical Works of James Chambers*, C. Ragan, 1820, pp. viii-xxi. (CE, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Poor Poetaster 1887-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8237
The Wounded Soldier’s Return 1887-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8238
The Author’s Journey to Woodbridge after the Storm 1887-06 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8236