Hogg, James, The Ettrick Shepherd

(1770-1835)
   Hogg spent most of his youth and early manhood as a shepherd in Ettrick Forest in the Scottish Borders. He was almost entirely self-educated, but was able to read the Bible and the catechism. Sir Walter Scott included some poems from Hogg's family in The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802-1803). In 1810 Hogg went to Edinburgh, where he met Lord Byron, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth (see entries), and became friends with publisher John Murray, who published the rest of his poems. In 1817 he assisted at the inauguration of Blackwood's Magazine. His patron, the Duchess of Buccleuch, left instructions in her will that he should be given Eltrive Lake farm in Yarrow at a nominal rate. He was buried in Ettrick churchyard and a monument was erected to him overlooking St. Mary's Loch. Some of his publications: Scottish Pastorals, 1801. The Mountain Bard, 1807. The Forest Minstrel, 1810. The Queen's Wake, 1813. The Pilgrims of the Sun, 1815. The Poetic Mirror, 1816. The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, 1891-1821. Some of his poems: "A Boy's Song," "Charlie is My Darling," "The Skylark," "When the Kye Comes Hame."
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  • Hogg, James — (baptized Dec. 9, 1770, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scot. died Nov. 21, 1835, Altrive, Yarrow) Scottish poet. A shepherd, he was almost entirely self educated. The talents of the Ettrick Shepherd were discovered by Walter Scott when Hogg supplied… …   Universalium

  • HOGG, JAMES —    a Scottish poet, born in Ettrick; had little or no schooling; was bred a shepherd; took to rhyming; fell in with Sir Walter Scott, whom he assisted with his Border Minstrelsy ; rented a farm, and first came into notice by the publication of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hogg — /hog/, n. James ( the Ettrick Shepherd ), 1770 1835, Scottish poet. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hogg — /hɒg/ (say hog) noun James ( the Ettrick Shepherd ), 1770–1835, Scottish poet and author …   Australian English dictionary

  • James Hogg — (1770 21 November 1835) was a Scottish poet and novelist who wrote in both Scots and English. Biography Hogg was born in a farm near Ettrick Forest in Selkirk and baptized there on 9 December. He had little formal education, and became a shepherd …   Wikipedia

  • James Hogg — (* Dezember 1770 auf einer Farm im Ettrick Forest, damals Grafschaft Selkirkshire, heute Distrikt Scottish Borders, getauft am 9. Dezember 1770; † 21. November 1835 auf seiner Farm Altrive Lake, Scottish Borders) war ein schottischer Dichter.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • James Hogg — James Hogg. James Hogg (1770 21 de noviembre de 1835) fue un poeta y novelista escocés que escribió en inglés y escocés. Antes de dedicarse a la literatura fue pastor de ganado, viviendo en una extrema pobreza. Fue contemporáneo y amigo de Walter …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hogg — Hogg, 1) James, genannt der Ettrickschäfer (the Ettrick Shepherd), schott. Dichter, geb. im Dezember 1770 im Dorf Ettrick im südlichen Schottland, gest. 21. Nov. 1835, war der Sohn eines verarmten Schafzüchters und hütete selbst von früher Jugend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ettrick —    ETTRICK, a parish, in the county of Selkirk, 18½ miles (S. W.) from Selkirk; containing 525 inhabitants. The name, of uncertain origin, is supposed by some to be in the Gaelic language descriptive of the river on which Ettrick is situated. The …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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