John Davidson (1857-1909)

John Davidson was born in Renfrewshire, the son of a minister in the Evangelical Union. After a brief spell at Edinburgh University, he became a schoolmaster, giving this up to come to London in 1889 to devote himself to writing full-time.

In London he wrote novels and a great deal of poetry, published in Fleet Street Eclogues (1893), Ballads and Songs (1894), A Second Series of Fleet Street Eclogues (1896), New Ballads (1897), and The Last Ballad (1899). In his latter years he wrote a series of Testaments in blank verse, which railed against the world. In 1906 he received a Civil List Pension. He committed suicide by drowning at Penzance in 1909.

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John Davidson (Scottish Writers Series)
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