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Hogg, James (the Ettrick Shepherd)

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Born: 1770 AD
Died: 1835 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Poets

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1770 - Born in Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Scottish author, songwriter and poet.

1794 - Hogg's first printed piece was "The Mistakes of a Night" in the Scots Magazine for October.

1800 - Wrote poetry collection "Donald M'Donald".

1801 - He published his Scottish Pastorals.

1802 - Hogg became acquainted with Sir Walter Scott, who was then collecting materials for his Border Minstrelsy.

1807 - On Scott's recommendation Constable published Hogg's miscellaneous poems, The Mountain Bard.

1810 - He set off in February to push his fortune in Edinburgh as a literary adventurer.

         - He then began a weekly periodical, The Spy, which he continued from September until August.

1813 - The appearance of The Queen's Wake established Hogg's reputation as a poet; Byron recommended it to John Murray, who brought out an English edition.

1820 - He married Margaret Phillips, a lady of a good Annandale family, and found himself possessed of about £1000, a good house and a well-stocked farm.

1835 - Died on November 21st in Altrive, Yarrow of the Borders, Scotland.

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