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Selected Poetry of William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Night like a drunkard reels
Beyond the hills to shun his flaming wheels
        (Song: Phoebus Arise, 42-3)
  1. For the Baptist
  2. Madrigal: My Thoughts Hold Mortal Strife
  3. Song: Phoebus Arise
  4. Sonnet: What doth it Serve

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Drummond of Hawthornden
Birth date: 13 December 1585
Death date: 4 December 1649
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: John Drummond
          mother: Susannah Drummond
          wife: Elizabeth Drummond (from 1632)
          brother: Alexander Drummond
          brother: James Drummond
          brother: John Drummond
          sister: Jane Drummond
          sister: Rebecca Drummond
          sister: Ann Scot
          son: Robert Drummond
          son: William Drummond
          daughter: Elizabeth Henderson
          Edinburgh High School
          Edinburgh University (M.A.) to 1605
Religion: Protestant
Politics: Conservative
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Residence: Hawthornden: 13 December 1585
Illness: Depression
Buried at: Church of Lasswade
First RPO edition: 1996-2000