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Fergusson, Robert, 1750-1774

LC control no.n 50026891
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR3448.F3
Personal name headingFergusson, Robert, 1750-1774
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Variant(s)Ferguson, Robert, 1750-1774
Birth date1750-09-05
Death date1774-10-17
Place of birthEdinburgh (Scotland)
Place of deathEdinburgh (Scotland)
Profession or occupationPoets Authors
Found inHis Scots poems ... 1898.
Robert Fergusson and the Edinburgh of his time, 1974: p. 5 (poet; b. 5th Sept. 1750) p. 7 (d. on 17th Oct. 1774)
Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography, via WWW, 13 February 2019: (Robert Fergusson; poet; born 5 September 1750 in the Cap-and-Feather Close off the High Street, Edinburgh, the fourth of the five children of William Fergusson (1714-1767) and his wife, Elizabeth Forbes (1714-); in 1771 The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement published three 'Pastorals' by Fergusson; followed by other poems in English; he enjoyed a passionate friendship with a young woman, designated 'Stella' in a series of poems; in 1772 Fergusson published several poems in Scots in The Weekly Magazine; poems such as 'The death of Scots music', 'Caller Oysters', and 'To the Tron Kirk Bell' celebrated in racily sophisticated vernacular language the pleasures of Edinburgh; in early January 1773 Fergusson's volume of Poems was published in Edinburgh under the imprint of Walter and Thomas Ruddiman; soon after, in 1773, he published Auld Reekie, a Poem which, though it attracted little immediate notice, ranks as the supreme vernacular Scots celebration of Edinburgh's bustling streetlife; in October 1773 Fergusson published A Poem to the Memory of John Cunningham; he died in Edinburgh on 17 October 1774)
Associated languagesco eng