Unknown poem by Ettrick Shepherd James Hogg found in girl’s journal



A previously unknown poem by Scots writer James Hogg has been unearthed in the notebook of a young girl who later became a wet nurse for Queen Victoria’s firstborn.
The handwritten poem by the “Ettrick Shepherd” is a verse admiring the youthful beauty of the 15-year-old Augusta Gow, and was written in 1832, when Hogg was 62 years old.
The James Hogg Society now plans to include the poem, which is scrawled in Gow’s “commonplace book”, in a volume of previously unknown works by Hogg due to be published in the next couple of years.
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10 February 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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