Tennant, William (M)

Surname: Tennant
Forename(s): William
b. 16 May 1784. d. 14 October 1848. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet and scholar of oriental languages. Born in Anstruther, Fife. Student at the University of St. Andrews (1799-1801), but abandoned degree due to financial problems. Worked as clerk for his brother in Glasgow and Anstruther, and briefly imprisoned because of his brother’s debts. Author of hugely successful Anster Fair (1812). Began work as a schoolmaster in 1813, and appointed as Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at the University of St. Andrews in 1834. Biographical information: ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Fair One Whom I Mean. From the German of Burger 1832-06-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 2996
Tammy Little 1832-08-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3004
Song: Minnie to Her Spinnin’-Wheel 1832-11-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3015
Ode to Peace 1835-08-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3339