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William Soutar

(1898-1943 / Scotland)

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William Soutar was a Scottish poet, born 1898. He served in the navy in World War I, and afterwards studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he encountered the work of Hugh MacDiarmid. This led to a radical alteration in his work, and he became a leading poet of the Scottish Literary Renaissance and 'one of the greatest poets Scotland has produced'. In 1924, he was diagnosed with ankylosing ... more »

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  • ''Sae luely, luely, cam she in
    Saie luely was she gaen;
    And wi' her a' my simmer days
    Like they had never been.''
    William Soutar (1898-1943), Scottish poet. The Tryst (l. 13-16). . . Oxford Book of Scottish Verse, The. John MacQueen and Tom Scott, comps. (1966...
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