MacDonald, George, Rev.; LLD (University of Aberdeen) (M)

b. 10 December 1824. d. 18 September 1905. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Novelist, poet, editor, lecturer, and Congregational minister. Ordained in 1850. Became close friends with Lady Byron after *Within and Without* was published in 1855. Early and prominent writer of the fantasy genre and wrote many fairy tales including *Phantastes: a Faerie Romance for Men and Women* (1858) and *Dealings with the Faeries* (1867). Editor of *Good Words for the Young* from 1872-1873. Regular contributor to *The Christian Spectator*. Friends with Robert Browning and John Ruskin, and acquainted with William Morris, Charles Dodgson, Edward Burne-Jones, Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, and John Stuart Blackie. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 22
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Legend of the Corrievrechan Whirlpool. A Ballad 1861-09 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 11989
The Shadows 1862-03 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14274
The Wakeful Sleeper 1862-05 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12061
A Christmas Carol for 1862 1863-01 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12067
He Heeded Not 1863-03 Good Words Poet 1575
The Sangreal. A Part of the Story Omitted in the Old Romances 1863-06 Good Words Poet 1584
The Sheep and the Goat 1863-09 Good Words Poet 1591
An Old Sermon with a New Text 1864 Good Words Poet 1615
A Meditation of St. Eligius 1865 Good Words Poet 1730
The Unseen Model 1865-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14117
Milton’s Italian Sonnets done into English 1867-04-01 Good Words Translator 1861
The Turn of the Year 1868-01-01 Good Words Poet 1890
Discipleship 1868-02-01 Good Words Poet 1894
A Spiritual Song (from the German of Novalis) 1871 Good Words Translator 2136
Spiritual Songs (from the German of Novalis) 1872 Good Words Translator 2150
The Carpenter 1872 Good Words Poet 2142
Spiritual Songs (from the German of Novalis) 1872 Good Words Translator 2148
The Old Garden 1872 Good Words Poet 2141
To My Friends 1877-03 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14586
Baby’s Catechism 1886-01 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8234
The Baby 1891-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8292
I Know What Beauty Is 1891-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8294