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William Knox
William Knox (1789 - 1825), poet, son of a farmer in Roxburghshire, wrote several books of poetry, The Lonely Hearth, Songs of Israel, Harp of Zion, etc., which gained him the friendship of Scott. He fell into dissipated habits, was latterly a journalist in Edinburgh, and died at 36.

(Job, iii. Ecclesiastes, i.)

O why should the spirit of mortal be proud!
L... [read poem]

my childhood's home i see again
Canto 1

My childhood's home I see again,
And sadden with the view;
And sti... [read poem]
the bear hunt
A wild-bear chace, didst never see?
Then hast thou lived in vain.
Thy richest bump of ... [read poem]
to rosa
You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not --
Enjoy life, ere it grow co... [read poem]
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