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  William Tennant Michael Bruce and John Logan; The Cuckoo; James Grahame  

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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XI. The Period of the French Revolution.

X. Burns.

§ 32. John Hyslop; Robert Gilfillan; William Nicholson; William Glen; William Watt.


Of the songs and other pieces of the still less important versifiers of the later period which have escaped oblivion, it may suffice to mention the rapturous and rather finely imaginative Cameronian’s Dream of James Hyslop; Robert Gilfillan’s plaintive emigrant song O Why Left I my Hame; the weird Brownie of Blednock by William Nicholson, known as “the Galloway poet”; William Glen’s Wae’s me for Prince Charlie; and the grotesque masterpiece Kate Dalrymple, at one time claimed for professor Tennant, but now known to be by William Watt, a Lothian poet, who also wrote the picturesque Tinkler’s Waddin.   65

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