Janet Hamilton

(1795-1873 / Scotland)

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Janet Hamilton was a nineteenth century Scottish poet.

Was born as Janet Thomson at Carshill, Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, 12 Oct. 1795, the daughter of a shoemaker. In her childhood the family moved to Hamilton, and then to Langloan, in the parish of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. For a time her parents became farm labourers, and Janet, remaining at home, span and worked at the ... more »

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The Seven Stars: A Constellation Of Scottish Poets


Sweet minstrel! from thy hermit's cell
Rich strains of sacred truth are flowing,
The haughty sceptic's pride to quell;
Thy harp is tuned to numbers glowing.


Bard of the grave; o'er death's domain
Thy awful muse for ever hovers,
Chaunting in sad and solemn strain
Each ghastly scene she there discovers.


Poet of hope, of love, and woe,
Of thought refined, and tender feeling,
Thy notes of love-sad, sweet, and low,
Swell high when Poland's wrongs revealing.


O weird and ...

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