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KNOX'S POEMS.

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LONDON:
JOHN JOHNSTONE, 26 PATERNOSTER ROW,
AND 15 PRINCE'S STREET, EDINBURGH.

1847.

PETER BROWN, PRINTER, EDINBURGH. A

SKETCH OF THE LIFE

OF

WILLIAM KNOX.

In presenting to the public this edition of the collected poetical works of William Knox, it has been suggested that a short biographical memoir of the author should be prefixed to the volume. The materials for this are somewhat scanty, but, such as they are, the narrative may perhaps gratify the curiosity of the reader, and not prove altogether uninteresting. The poems are now published as they were left by the author, and none of them have been suppressed, even by “the pious frauds of friendship.”

WILLIAM Knox was born at Firth, a small estate in the parish of Lilliesleaf and county of Roxburgh, on the 17th of August 1789. His father, Thomas Knox, who was for many years an extensive agricultural and pastoral farmer in the shires of Roxburgh and Selkirk, married Barbara, eldest daughter of Walter Turnbull, Esq. of Firth. William, the eldest of the family, which consisted of three sons and three daugh

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