Rands, William Brighty (M)

b. 24 December 1823. d. 23 April 1882. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, childen’s author (especially of nursery rhymes), parliamentary reporter, and journalist. Pseudonyms: “Matthew Browne,” “Henry Holbeach,” and “T. Talker.” Auto-didact. Part of the staff of the *Illustrated Times*. Contributed to many journals, including *St. Pauls Magazine*, *Good Words for the Young*, *The Argosy*, the *Contemporary Review*, *Saturday Journal*, *Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine*, *Pall Mall Gazette*, and *The Spectator*. Helped found *The Citizen* in 1878. Author of *The Chain of Lilies* (1857), *Lilliput Levee* (1868, illustrated by J. E. Millais and G. J. Pinwell), *Lilliput Revels* (1871), *Lilliput Legends* (1872). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Polly 1864 Good Words Poet 1609
Prince Philibert 1864 Good Words Poet 1614
Baby 1865 Good Words Poet 1752
Doll Poems 1866-12-01 Good Words Poet 1818