Mrs. Grant, commonly styled "of Laggan," to distinguish her from her contemporary, Mrs. Grant of Carron, was born in Glasgow, 1755. Her father, Duncan Macvicar, was an officer in the army. While a child, she accompanied her parents to America; and they settled for a time in the state of New York. In 1768 she returned with her family to Scotland. She married James Grant, a young clergyman, in 1779. He died in 1801; and in 1803 she published a volume of poems. In 1806 appeared her Letters from the Mountains, which passed through several editions. She reached her eight-fourth year, retaining her faculties to the last. Her correspondence was published, in three volumes, by her son, John P. Grant, in 1844. The song we quote [Oh, where, tell me where?} was written on the occasion of the Marquis of Huntly's departure for Holland with his regiment in 1799.