Editor Of Blackwood's Died Nr Elgin
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 William Edmondstoune Aytoun he was born at Edinburgh 21st June 1813 and died near Elgin 4th August 1865. A Scottish lawyer, poet and man of letters. He was one of the editors of - Blackwood's Magazine - Professor of Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres in the University of Edinburgh, and sheriff of Orkney. His chief works are - Lays of the Cavaliers 1848 - Firmillian 1854 - Bothwell 1856 - Ballads of Scotland 1858. He was associated with Theodore Martin in the production of the 'Bon Gaultier Ballads' and the 'Poems and Ballads of Goethe.'
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