See also:born on the 13th of
See also:April 1699 at Kincardine-O'Neil,
See also:Aberdeenshire . He was educated at Marischal
See also:Aberdeen, and became tutor to the
See also:children of
See also:Forbes of Craigievar . He became in 1732 schoolmaster of Lochlee,
See also:Angus, where the
See also:rest of his
See also:life was spent . He had long been in the
See also:habit of writing
See also:verse for his own amusement, when in 1768 he published, at the
See also:suggestion of
See also:Beattie, The Fortunate Shepherdess . . . to which is (sic) added a few songs . This is a pastoral narrative poem, written in obvious imitation of Allan
See also:Ramsay's Gentle Shepherd . Its affectations are chiefly on the
See also:surface . The background of shepherd life as known to
See also:Ross, and the rather sordid _motives of the characters, despite their high-sounding names of Helenore, Rosalind, &c., are depicted with uncompromising truth . He died at Lochlee, and was buried on the 26th of May 1784 . See Helenore, or the Fortunate Shepherdess, edited by
See also:John Longmuir (1866); also H .
See also:Walker, Three Centuries of Scottish Literature (1893), ii . 28–34 .
The bulk of Ross's writings remain in MS .
ROSS AND CROMARTY
GEORGE WILLIAM ROSS (1841- )
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