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John MacDougall Hay 1881-1919
Born in Tarbert, Loch Fyne. Died in Elderslie, near Paisley.
Journalist, Novelist

  • 1914 - "Gillespie" - his best work
  • 1916 - "Barnacles"
  • 1918 - "Their Dead Sons"

Robert Henryson c.1425-1500
Poet

  • "The Testament of Cresseid" - his best work
  • "The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian, Compylit in Eloquent & Ornate Scottis" - a collection of 13 fables thought to be derived from Aesop
  • "Orpheus and Eurydice"
  • "Robene and Makyne" - a pastourelle
  • "The Bloody Serk"
  • "The Thrie Deid Polis"
  • "The Want of Wyse Men"
  • "The Reasoning Betwix Death and Man"
  • "The Prais of Aige"
  • "The Abbey Walk"
  • "Against Haisty Credence of Tytlaris"
  • "Sum Practysis of Medecyne"

James Hogg 1770-1835
Born in Ettrick, Selkirkshire. Died in Altrive, Yarrow.
Novelist, Poet - known as the "Ettrick Shepherd"

  • 1813 - "The Queen's Wake" - a book of Poems including:- "Kilmeny" and "The Witch of Fife"
  • 1816 - "Poetic Mirror"
  • 1818 - "The Brownie of Bodsbeck"
  • 1822 - "The Three Perils of Man"
  • 1823 - "The Three Perils of Woman"
  • 1824 - "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner"
  • 1825 - "Queen Hynde" - a poem
  • 1831 - "Songs, by the Ettrick Shepherd" - a poem
  • 1832 - "Altrive Tales"
  • 1835 - "Tales of the Wars of Montrose"

John Home 1722-1808
Born in Leith. Died in Edinburgh.
Dramatist, Playwright

  • 1756 - "Douglas" - a play
  • 1802 - "The History of the Rebellion of 1745"


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