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Martin, Sir Theodore

Martin, Sir Theodore, was born in 1816, the son of an Edinburgh solicitor. He adopted his father's profession and practised for some years in Edinburgh and London, and first became known as a writer by the publication of the Bon Gaultier ballads, some of which were written by Aytoun. In biography he produced lives of the Prince Consort and Lord Lyndhurst; and as a translator he distinguished himself by creditable versions of Horace's Odes, Catullus, Dante's Vita Nuova, of Danish poems, and, above all, of the works of Goethe and Heine. In 1851 he married Helen Faucit, the actress.