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(1704-1754 / Scotland)

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Best known for his Scottish dialect poem, ’The Braes of Yarrow’, William Hamilton was born in Bangour and succeeded to the Bangour family estate after his brother’s death in 1750. His health is said to have been delicate, leading him to spend a deal of his time indoors, in study; where he become enthusiastic about literature, and began to write poetry.

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