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‘The Minstrel Boy’ in Friendship’s Offering: A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year’s Present

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Date

1829

Identifier

Special Collections AY13 F75 1829

Publisher

London: Smith, Elder, and Co.

Abstract

Poet Thomas Pringle edited the 1829-1833 issues of the popular annual Friendship’s Offering. Early in his editorship, he contacted many of the most popular writers of the day in search of contributions. William Wordsworth and Joanna Baillie politely declined, but the Scottish poet James Hogg sent him several works, including ‘The Minstrel Boy’, which appeared with a suitably sentimental engraving of a young shepherd.

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The Ettrick Shepherd [James Hogg], “‘The Minstrel Boy’ in Friendship’s Offering: A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year’s Present,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed August 15, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10812.

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