James Hogg

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James Hogg

James Hogg (1770November 21, 1835), often known as The Ettrick Shepherd, was a self-educated Scottish poet, novelist, short-story writer and journalist. He is best known for his 1824 novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.

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  • Man mind yoursel is the first commandment.
    • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2001) p. 188.
  • Nothing in the world delights a truly religious people so much, as consigning them to eternal damnation.
    • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2001) p. 193.
  • Where the pools are bright and deep
    Where the gray trout lies asleep,
    Up the river and o'er the lea
    That's the way for Billy and me.
    • "A Boy's Song" (1831), line 1; cited from Songs and Ballads by the Ettrick Shepherd (Glasgow: Blackie, 1852) p. 196.

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