WAUGH, EDWIN (1817-1890), known as "The Lancashire Poet," was born at Rochdale, on the zgth of January 1817, the son of a shoemaker. For several years he earned his living as a journeyman printer in various parts of the country. In 1855 he published his first book, Sketches of Lancashire Life and Localities, following this up with reprinted Poems and Songs (1859). His rendering of the Lancashire dialect was most happy, and his rude lyrics, full of humour and pathos, were great favourites with his countrymen. He died on the 30th of April 1890.
See Milner's Memoir in an edition of Waugh's selected works (1892-1893).
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)