© Columbia University Press
Cloth, 432 pages,
Edinburgh University Press
Although portrayed as the "boozing buffoon" of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Hogg (both as the celebrated Ettrick Shepherd and anonymously) was a key contributor of songs, narrative poems, tales, and reviews to the liveliest of all early nineteenth-century periodicals. The present volume includes several items hitherto published only in Blackwood’s, and ranges from the infamous "Chaldee Manuscript" to newly-identified items such as a Scottish commemoration of the coronation of George IV.
Hogg’s work for his favourite periodical is provided in this volume in full cultural context, including detailed annotation and a convenient and complete editorial apparatus. Also included is music for several of the Shepherd’s songs.