1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Hogg

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 160.



JAMES HOGG, a self-taught poet, born about 1772, who received no instruction after his eighth year, and was first a cowherd, and afterwards a shepherd at Ettrick, N.B. Mr. Walter Scott is said to have interested himself so warmly in his behalf as to have obtained for him by the sale of his works a decent competence, consisting in a little farm in the Highlands.