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John Davidson (1857–1909)

Davidson, John. A Scotch poet, novelist, and miscellaneous writer; born at Barrhead, Renfrewshire, 1857; died in 1909. He was at first a teacher but in 1890 went to London and adopted the literary career, writing for the Speaker and other journals. He wrote: ‘Fleet Street Eclogues’ (1893); ‘A Random Itinerary’ (1894); ‘Ballads and Songs’ (1894); ‘Plays’ (1894); ‘Earl Lavender’ (1895); ‘The Triumph of Mammon’ (1907); ‘Mammon and his Message’ (1908); and two novels: ‘Perfervid’ and ‘Baptist Lake’ (1894).