Lamont, Alexander (M)

Nationality: Scottish.
Poet, essayist, novelist, and school teacher. Pseudonym: “The Vicar of Deepdale.” Born 1842 or 1843 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, after which his family moved to Glasgow. Attended art classes at the University of Glasgow and worked as a school teacher. Headmaster of Quarter Ironworks’ School in Lanarkshire. Member of the Glasgow Ballad Club, Walter Scott Club, and the Wellpark Free Church Literary Society. Biographical information: David Herschell Edwards (ed.), *One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets*, third series, D. H. Edwards, 1881, pp. 291-5; *The Harp of Renfrewshire*, second series, Alex. Gardner, 1873, p. xxv; <https://www.glasgowsliterarybonds.org/societies/sir-walter-scott-club/> (19 February 2020). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Waiting 1869-08-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7407
Changed 1872-09-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6854
Unto Death 1872-12-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6869
Only? 1874-08-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7018
Going Out With the Tide 1875-06-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7071
The Round of Life 1881-10-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7470
The Mystic Muse of the Shell 1887-09-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12917
Would We Return Again? 1892-08 Victorian Magazine Poet 1543
The Angel of Eventide 1892-09 Victorian Magazine Poet 1544
Beata Solitudo 1897-04-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12663
A Seaside Memory 1899-04-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12564