Young, Andrew John

(1885-1971)
   He was a Scottish poet and canon of Chichester Cathedral, born in Elgin and educated at Edinburgh University and New College, Edinburgh. Young was ordained a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland in 1912. After war service in France he become a Presbyterian minister at Hove in Sussex, was ordained in the Church of England in 1939 and was vicar of Stoneygate (Sussex) from 1941 until 1959. He was awarded the Queen's Medal for poetry in 1952. A Prospect of Flowers (1945) reflects his lifelong interest in botany, as do many of his poems. He retired to Yapton near Arundel, Sussex, where he died. Some of his poetry publications: Songs of Night, 1910. Thirty One Poems, 1922. Collected Poems, 1936. Nicodemus, 1937 (verse play). The Green Man, 1947. Into Hades, 1952. Out of the World and Back, 1958. Burning as Light, 1967. Quiet as Moss, 1967. Some of his poems: "At Oxford," "Ben More," "Castle Rocks," "Chorus from Jephthah," "Climbing in Glencoe," "Downland Shepherd," "In Balcombe Forest," "Memorial Verses," "The Ant-Hill," "The Dead Sparrow."
   Sources: The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Sprints and Distances: Sports in Poetry and the Poetry in Sport. Lillian Morrison, ed. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Poetical Works of Andrew Young. Secker and Warburg, 1985. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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