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Blanchard, Laman, journalist, was born in 1804 at Yarmouth. In 1827 he was appointed secretary to the Zoological Society, and in 1831 became editor of the Monthly Magazine. His Lyric Offerings, dedicated to Charles Lamb, and published in 1828, received high commendation from Allan Cunningham and Lamb. In 1815, his mind having become unhinged through the death of his wife, he committed suicide.