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"Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don't just talk about it. Get into the arena!" -- John Davidson
John Davidson (11 April 1857 — 23 March 1909) was a Scottish poet and playwright, best known for his ballads.

He was born at Barrhead, East Renfrewshire as the son of a Dissenting minister and entered the chemical department of a sugar refinery in Greenock in his 13th year, returning after one year to school as a pupil teacher.He studied at the University of Edinburgh. He was afterwards engaged in teaching at various places, and having taken to literature went in 1889 to London.

He achieved a reputation as a writer of poems and plays of marked individuality and vivid realism. His poems include In a Music Hall (1891), Fleet Street Eclogues (1893), Baptist Lake (1894), New Ballads (1896), The Last Ballad (1898), The Triumph of Mammon (1907), and among his plays are Bruce (1886), a Tragic Farce (1888), Godfrida (1898). He also wrote novels, including a well-known work of flagellation erotica, A Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender (1895). From 1901 he wrote pessimistic blank verse Testaments. He was given a Civil List pension in 1906.

Davidson disappeared on 23 March 1909, under circumstances which left little doubt that under the influence of mental depression he had drowned himself at Penzance. Among his papers was found the manuscript of a new work, Fleet Street Poems, with a letter containing the words, "This will be my last book." His body was discovered a few months later.

Davidson's poetry was a key early influence on important Modernist poets, in particular T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens. Davidon's poem "In the Isle of Dogs", for example, is a clear intertext of later poems such as Eliot's "The Wasteland" and Stevens' "The Idea of Order at Key West".

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Total Books: 476
How to Draw in Pen  Ink - A Beginners Guide
2017 - How to Draw in Pen Ink - a Beginners Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542959070
ISBN-10: 1542959071
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Book of Mormon Stories Coloring Book - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
Erik Goes Mountain Biking - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
2016 - Erik Goes Mountain Biking - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540677167
ISBN-10: 1540677168
Genre: Education & Teaching
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Beauty Ornamental - Traditional Floral Beauty Methods for Domestic and Personal Adornment
First Time Rider - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
2016 - First Time Rider - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535475457
ISBN-10: 1535475455
Genre: Education & Teaching
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Dragons Don't Go to School - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
Blackbeard at Bath Time - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
2016 - Blackbeard at Bath Time - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535333160
ISBN-10: 1535333162
Genre: Education & Teaching
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Noah and the Scary School Bus - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
Learn to Draw - Manga Anatomy Fundamentals - Simplified Manga style anatomy
How to Build a Tiny Portable House - With Plans and Instructions
2016 - How to Build a Tiny Portable House - with Plans and Instructions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781534746992
ISBN-10: 1534746994
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Sweden - A Beautiful Country to Visit
2016 - Sweden - a Beautiful Country to VIsit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781534767881
ISBN-10: 1534767886
Genres: Reference, Travel
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Hawaii - The Big Island - Heaven on Earth - World's Best Tourist Destination
2016 - Hawaii - the Big Island - Heaven on Earth - World's Best Tourist Destination (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781534774834
ISBN-10: 1534774831
Genres: Reference, Travel
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My First Book about the Alphabet of Zoo Animals - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
My First Book about the Alphabet of Freshwater Animals - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
PJ's Not-So-Lucky Day - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books
2016 - Pj's Not-so-lucky Day - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533038562
ISBN-10: 1533038562
Genre: Education & Teaching
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My First Book about the Alphabet of Dangerous Animals - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
My First Book about the Alphabet of Reptiles - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
My First Book about the Alphabet of Insects - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
Victory Herbal Garden in Your Limited Space Sustainable Gardening for Children/Beginners
My First Book about Cheetahs - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
My First Book about Deer - Amazing Animal Books - Children's Picture Books
2015 - Dilophosaurus the Two-crested Dinosaur [Dinosaur Books for Young Readers] (Paperback)
2015 - Spinosaurus - the Spine Reptile [Dinosaur Books for Young Readers] (Paperback)
2015 - Troodon - the Wounding Tooth [Dinosaur Books for Young Readers] (Paperback)
2014 - Learn How to Paint with Airbrush for Beginners [Learn to Draw Book Series - Volume 34] (Paperback)
2014 - Learn How to Draw Portraits with Colored Pencils for the Beginner [Learn to Draw Book Series - Volume 27] (Paperback)
2014 - Learn How to Paint Landscapes Using Pastels for the Beginner [Learn to Draw Book Series - Volume 28] (Paperback)
2009 - Ballads (Paperback)
2009 - Bruce (Paperback)
2009 - Plays (Hardcover)Paperback
2009 - Hockey for Dummies [For Dummies Sports & Hobbies] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - God and Mammon a Trilogy [in verse] (Paperback)
2005 - Prodigal Soul the Wisdom of Ancient Parables [Origins of Christianity] (Paperback)
2005 - Song of Songs the Soul and the Divine Beloved [Origins of Christianity] (Paperback)
2005 - Divine Romance Tales of an Unearthly Love [Origins of Christianity] (Paperback)
1994 - The Reliability of Mechanical Systems [Imeche Guides for the Process Industries] (Hardcover)Paperback
1993 - In a Music-hall 1891 with Ballads and Songs 1894 [Decadents, Symbolists, Anti-Decadents] (Hardcover)
1985 - Agricultural Law Cases and Materials [American Casebook Series] (Hardcover)
1973 - Mathematics [TEACH YOURSELF] (Paperback)
1973 - The Poems of John Davidson No 2-3 [Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Publications] (Other)Hardcover
Music and Noise [Modular science] (Hardcover)Paperback
Diabolus Amans [The Decadent consciousness] (Hardcover)
Poems a Selection [Akros Pocket Classics] (Paperback)
Fleet Street Eclogues 1893 1896 [Decadents, Symbolists, Anti-Decadents] (Hardcover)