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(b. Irvine, Ayrshire, November 4th, 1771; d. Sheffield, April 30th, 1854). The Wanderer of Switzerland, and Other Poems (1806); The West Indies, and Other Poems (1810); Prison Amusements; The World before the Flood (1813); Thoughts on Wheels (1817); The Climbing Boys Soliloquy; Greenland (1819); Songs of Zion (1822), The Christian Poet (1825); The Pelican Island (1827), Lectures on Poetry and General Literature (1833); A Poets Portfolio (1835); The Christian Psalmist (1852); and Original Hymns for Public, Private, and Social Devotion (1853). His Life has been written by J. W. King (1858), and his Memoirs, including Selections from his Correspondence, Remains in Prose and Verse, and Conversations on Various Subjects, were published by John Holland and James Everett in 185456. See also his Life and Times by Ellis (1864). For Criticism, see Jeffreys Essays, and Critical Essays by A. K. H. B.