See also:farmer, was
See also:born at
See also:North Moorhouse,
See also:Renfrewshire, on the , 9th of
See also:October 1798 . He was trained as a
See also:cabinet-maker and after-wards worked on his
See also:farm, but, having prepared himself for the university, he took his degree at
See also:Glasgow, and studied for the
See also:ministry of the
See also:Church . He published Tales of the
See also:Covenanters while he was a divinity student, and planned and completed a strongly Calvinistic poem on the spiritual
See also:life and destiny of man . This was the Course of
See also:Time (1827), which passed through many
See also:editions and became a favourite in serious households in Scotland . It was written in
See also:verse, in ten books, in the poetic diction of the 18th century, but with abundance of
See also:enthusiasm, impassioned
See also:elevation of feeling and copious force of words and images . The poem at once became popular, but within six months of its publication, on the 18th of
See also:September 1827, its author died of
See also:consumption ..
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