AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONDSTOUNE

AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONDSTOUNE
   poet and critic, a native of Edinburgh, professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in Edinburgh University, author of the "Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers"; he was also editor, along with Sir Theodore Martin, of the "Gaultier Ballads," an admirable collection of light verse (1813-1865).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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