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The Ettrick Shepherd, engraved by G. J. Stodart after Sir John Watson Gordon

From: J. G. Wilson, The Poets and Poetry of Scotland (London: Blackie & Son, 1876-77)

Sir Walter Scott met the poet and novelist James Hogg, known as the 'Ettrick Shepherd', while researching material for Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802-03). Scott remained his lifelong friend and patron. Following Scott's death, Hogg published The Domestic Manners and Private Life of Sir Walter Scott (1834). The original portrait by Watson Gordon was painted in 1830.