Balfour, Alexander (M)

b. 1767. d. 12 September 1829. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class novelist and poet. Pseudonym: “Penseroso.” Born in Monikie, Forfarshire. Apprenticed to a weaver, he began writing poetry when he was twelve. Later taught in a local school, then became a clerk but continued writing and publishing in newspapers and magazines. Worked briefly in 1818 to 1819 for Blackwood’s publishers as a clerk, but soon afterwards became paralyzed. Biographical information *ODNB*. (JH)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
To the Swallow, Preparing to Emigrate. A Sonnet 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15640
The Dream. A Sonnet 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15654
Garden Rhymes 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15673
To an Itinerant Musician. A Sonnet 1827 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15678
The Hunt of Glen-Fyne; a Tradition of the Western Highlands 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14082
My Native Vale 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15060