Bird, James (M)

b. 10 November 1788. d. 26 March 1839. Nationality: English.
Working-class poet and playwright. Born in Yoxford, Suffolk. Father was a farmer. Worked as an apprentice miller in his youth. Married Emma Hardacre, the daughter of a bookseller, in 1816 and began working as a bookseller. Author of *The Vale of Slaughden* (1819), *Machin, or the Discovery of Madeira* (1821), *Cosmo, Duke of Tuscany, a Tragedy in Five Acts*. (1822) Biographical information: *ODNB*, Goodridge. (JH, SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Tale of St. Michael’s Mount 1826 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13923
My Father’s Grave 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15667
The Ordeal of the Heart 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15626
To a Little Girl, Whom the Author Saw Playing With a Snake 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13987
Alice 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13998
To the Altar of St. George’s Church, Hanover-Square 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15541
Constancy 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15551