James Hogg, poet, died in Ettrick

On the 21st of November 1835

James Hogg, poet, died in Ettrick

James Hogg, the Scottish poet and writer known as the Ettrick Shepherd, died on November 21, 1835. Ettrick is a village in the Scottish Borders, and Hogg spent much of his life in the rural landscapes of this region.

Born on December 25, 1770 on a small farm near Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland, Hogg was a self-educated man who gained recognition for his poetry and prose, often drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the Scottish countryside. James was Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English.

James Hogg’s works include “The Queen’s Wake” and “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.”

His literary contributions, particularly his depiction of rural life, have had a lasting impact on Scottish literature.

Hogg passed away in Altrive, near Ettrick, and his legacy endures as one of the notable figures in Scottish literary history.

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