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Selected Poetry of Allan Ramsay (1686-1758)


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. Give Me a Lass with a Lump of Land
  2. Katy's Answer
  3. The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katy

Biographical information

Given name: Allan
Family name: Ramsay
Birth date: 15 October 1686
Death date: 7 January 1758
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: Robert Ramsay
          mother: Alice Ramsay
          wife: Christian Ramsay (from 1712)
          son: Allan Ramsay
Languages
          English
          Scottish
Education: Crawford village school to 1701
Politics: Jacobite
Honour: Laureate, Jacobite 'Easy Club': 2 February 1715
Literary period: Augustan
Occupations
          Wig-maker: 1701
          Bookseller: 1716
Residences
          Leadhills, parish of Crawford, Lanarkshire : 15 November 1686
          Edinburgh: 1701
Cause of death: Scurvy
Buried at: Old Greyfriars churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000