HOGG, JAMES (1770-1835, Scottish poet, known as the 'Ettrick Shepherd')
Lot 219
HOGG, JAMES (1770-1835, Scottish poet, known as the 'Ettrick Shepherd') THREE AUTOGRAPH POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS
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HOGG, JAMES (1770-1835, Scottish poet, known as the 'Ettrick Shepherd')
THREE AUTOGRAPH POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS:

(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'MY KINSMAN'S WELCOME TO PRINCE CHARLES', 24 lines, in two twelve-line stanzas, 1 page, quarto, 'The Ettrick Shepherd' written twice in a contemporary hand, professional repairs, not dated

Our country long had lain forlorn
Galled by a base enslaver
Till the bravest lad that e'er was born
Came o'er the sea to save her...

(ii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'MY KINSMAN'S FAREWELL TO PRINCE CHARLES, 24 lines in three eight-line stanzas, beginning 'Farewell my prince young brave and good / The last of all our Royal blood...', 1 page, quarto, on the verso of the above, not dated

Farewell my prince young brave and good
The last of all our Royal blood
The gallant heart and handihood
Thy country know shall never...

(iii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT A WHIG IS', 16 lines in two eight-line stanzas, beginning 'He's the sourest of sumphs and the dourest of tykes / Whom nobody trusts and nobody like...', below the text is a transcription of the poem in a small neat hand, 1 page, tall octavo, laid down, not dated

APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED: none of these poems are in The Poetical Works of James Hogg, 4 volumes, 1822, Selected Poems and Songs, edited by David Groves, 1986, Scottish Pastorals, edited by Elaine Petrie, 1988, or The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, edited by Murray Pittock, 2 series, 2002-2003.

Some of Hogg's Jacobite songs are among his best-known works and his Jacobite Relics of Scotland, 1819-1820, is still the main published authority for the genre. He was also author of The Private Memoirs of a Justified Sinner.

The largest collections of Hogg's manuscripts are at the National Library of Scotland and Yale.

PROVENANCE: (i-ii) D.C.C. Wilson; (iii) Bernard Quaritch.
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