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Letter from Hogg to Murray, 11 Aug 1818

Author(s): Hogg, James

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Altrive Lake

August 11th 1818
My dear Sir

Yours with the £50 note
to the Brownie of Bodsbeck inclosed came
safe to hand just as luck would have it when
Mr. Walter Scott and two friends of his were
here with me. I showed him the note
at which he laughed heartily and I likewise
read those parts of the letter which related
to Jeffery himself again and the Queen's
Wake in both of which he heartily acquiesced.
He is gone to Drumlanrig for a few
days with his wife daughter and Capt Ferguson
and they honoured me with a visit and
breakfasted with me en passant. From
thence they go to Rakeby where they will
tarry some weeks. I am told Gifford has
a hard prejudice against me but I cannot
believe it. I do not see how any man
can have a prejudice against me; he
may indeed consider me as an intruder
in the walks of literature but I am only
a [saunterer] and [molest] no body who
chooses to let me pass



I have no news as indeed I can have none
from this wilderness. My house is roofed in
and has the appearance of being comfortable
I hope yet to see one in it who has thus
lent me a hand with the moving of it so
readily. I was going to say before but forgot
and said quite another thing that if Mr.
Gifford would point out any light work
for me to review for him I'll bet a M.S.
poem with him that I'll write it better
than he expects

I am dear Sir
Yours ever most Sincerely
James Hogg



Murray


John Murray Esq
50 Albemarle Street
London




1818 Aug 11
Hogg J

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Letter from Hogg to Murray, 11 Aug 1818

Document Information

Document ID 265
Title Letter from Hogg to Murray, 11 Aug 1818
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1818
Place of publication Selkirk
Wordcount 294

Author information: Hogg, James

Author ID 234
Forenames James
Surname Hogg
AKA The Ettrick Shepherd
Gender Male
Year of birth 1770
Place of birth Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Occupation Author, farmer, journalist
Father's occupation Farmer
Education Little formal schooling
Locations where resident Ettrick, Edinburgh