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Selected Poetry of Robert Fergusson (1750-1774)

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

  1. Braid Claith
  2. The Daft-days
  3. The Farmer's Ingle

Biographical information

Given name: Robert
Family name: Fergusson
Birth date: 5 September 1750
Death date: 16 October 1774
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: William Fergusson
          brother: Henry Fergusson
Language: English
          Grammar school, Dundee
          St. Andrew's University: February 1765 to 1768
Literary period: Augustan
Occupation: Clerk
Residence: Edinburgh: 5 September 1750
Illness: Mental disease
Buried at: Canongate churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000