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Selected Poetry of Robert Blair (1699-1746)

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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Grave (excerpt)

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Robert
Family name: Blair
Birth date: 1699
Death date: 4 February 1746
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: David Blair
          mother: Euphemia Blair
          wife: Isabella Blair (from 1738)
Language: English
Education: University of Edinburgh
Religion: Presbyterian
Literary period: Augustan
Occupation: Minister: 1731
          Edinburgh: 1699
          Athelstaneford, East Lothian: 1731 to 1746
Cause of death: Fever
Buried at: Churchyard of Athelstaneford
First RPO edition: 1996-2000