Wingate, David (M)

b. 1828. d. 1892. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet and miner. Son of a collier. Attended parish school until aged 9, then sent to work in the mine. His 1862 poetry volume, published by William Blackwood, financed his attendance at the Glasgow School of Mines, after which he became a colliery manager. Second wife was a descendent of Robert Burns. Author of *Poems and Songs* (1862), *Annie Weir, and Other Poems* (1866), *Lily Neil, A Poem* (1879), *Poems and Songs* (1883), *Selected Poems* (1890). Biographical information: Reilly, *Mid-Victorian Poetry*, pp. 503-4; British Library catalogue. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 18
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Faces in the Fire 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9603
That Gloamin’ Langsyne 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9606
Fire! 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9598
The Dominie’s Oe 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9605
Elegy. Not Written in a Country Churchyard 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9604
A Miner’s Morning Song 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9597
Spae Craft 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9601
Little Brother.―A Song for Little Children 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9602
The Deein’ Fisher 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9600
My Little Wife 1862-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9599
The First Guid Day 1862-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9607
A Deathless Love 1862-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9658
The Streamlet 1864 Good Words Poet 1621
October.—The Green Hill-Side 1865 Good Words Poet 1750
Gratitude 1865 Good Words Poet 1737
A Mother’s Wail 1865 Good Words Poet 1743
To a Lark. On Hearing One Sing Early in February 1865-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9734
In the Glen of Dalziel 1871 Good Words Poet 2114