Thomas Aird

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Thomas Aird (28 August 1802 – 28 April 1876), Scottish poet, was born at Bowden, Roxburghshire.

Aird was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he met John Wilson, Thomas Carlyle and James Hogg, as well as other men of letters. Under their influence, he decided to devote himself to literary work. He published Martzoufle, a Tragedy, with ...
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