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William Tennant (1784–1848)

Tennant, William. A Scottish Oriental scholar; born at Anstruther, Fifeshire, May 15, 1784; died on Oct. 14, 1848. He was professor of Oriental languages at St. Andrews University from 1834. He published: ‘The Anster Concert’ (1811), and ‘Anster Fair,’ both poems descriptive of rural Scottish life; several later poems and dramas; a ‘Syriac and Chaldee Grammar’ (1840); a ‘Life of Allan Ramsay’ (1808); and numerous contributions to periodicals, including translations from Oriental poets.