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Summary

James Hogg (born in Ettrick, Scotland, Kingdom of Great Britain, died in Ettrick, Scotland, United Kingdom), he is also known as The Ettrick Shepherd, was a famous Poet from Scotland, who lived between December 11, 1770 and November 21, 1835. He became 64 years old.

Biography

James Hogg (born on a farm in Ettrick Forest, Selkirkshire county at that time, today District Scottish Borders baptized on 9 December 1770, died on his farm in Altrive Lake, Scottish Borders) was a Scottish poet and novelist, literary autodidact.

James Hogg called The Ettrick Shepherd, was the son of an impoverished sheep farmer and took care of himself early in life, the sheep. The legends and songs of his country inflamed his imagination so that he began to write poetry, to write and read without. He learned to read with difficulty, to record his seals.

In 1801 he published (at his own expense) without much success a volume of poems. He got to know Walter Scott and assisted him in collecting ballads for The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. In his own poems, he was inspired by these ancient folk ballads.

In 1807 he published a collection of poems under the title The mountain bard, and an essay on sheep, which brought him 300 profit. In February 1810 he went to Edinburgh. There he published The Spy, which soon had to cease publication. In 1813 he published The Queen's Wake, a collection of stories and ballads, this was a huge success, and which established his fame as a poet.

Despite the large sales that took almost all of these works, Hogg had to struggle with poverty. Duke of Buccleuch gave him a almost interest-free lease on a farm Eltrive Moss, now that he had no financial problems, he started to give out more poems, Queen Hynde (1825) and A Queer Book (1832), a collection of poems against the emancipation of Catholics.

Later in 1832 his Altrive Tales was published in London. Hogg was offered a large sum to edit a collection of the works of Robert Burns, but the bankruptcy of his London publisher stopped the publication of his Altrive Tales.

He took over a larger lease and again had significant losses. The tales in 12 volumes ranging Altrive brought him nothing, because the publisher made after publication of the first volume (including Hogg's autobiography, 1832) bankruptcy. His last release was the Tales of the Wars of Montrose (1835, 3 vols), he died poor in Lake Altrive.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by James.

Related authors: Walter Scott, Robert Burns

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hogg

Famous quotes by James Hogg (6)


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"Without the shepherd's dog, the whole of the open mountainous land in Scotland would not be worth a sixpence"
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"He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions"
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"He had one uniform practice, and a very bad one it was, during the time of family worship, and just three or four seconds before the conclusion of the prayer, he started to his feet, and ran barking round the apartment like a crazed beast"
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"The charge was left entirely to himself from midnight until the rising of the sun; and if all the shepherds in the Forest had been there to have assisted him, they could not have effected it with greater propriety"
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"It would require more hands to manage a stock of sheep, gather them from the hills, force them into houses and folds, and drive them to markets, than the profits of the whole stock were capable of maintaining"
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"A shepherd may be a very able, trusty, and good shepherd, without a sweetheart - better, perhaps, than with one. But what is he without his dog?"


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