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Thomas Aird (1802–1876)

Aird, Thomas. A Scottish poet and journalist (1802–76); studied in the University of Edinburgh, where he formed an intimacy with Carlyle which was maintained to his death. His principal works are: ‘Religious Characteristics,’ a series of prose essays (1827); ‘The Captive of Fez,’ a narrative poem (1830); ‘The Old Bachelor in the Scottish Village’ (1846), a prose delineation of Scottish character, which became very popular.