William Thom

(1799-1848 / Scotland)

Biography of William Thom

William Thom (1799-1848) was a minor Scottish vernacular poet, author of The Mitherless Bairn and other works. He was a native of Aberdeen, where he worked as a hand-loom weaver, enduring considerable hardship and poverty.

He was born in Sinclair's Close, Justice Port, Aberdeen in 1799 or 1800, and died in Dundee, Scotland on February 29, 1848.

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The Blind Boy's Pranks

MEN grew sae cauld, maids sae unkind,
   Love kentna whaur to stay:
Wi' fient an arrow, bow, or string--
Wi' droopin' heart an' drizzled wing,
   He faught his lonely way.

'Is there nae mair in Garioch fair
   Ae spotless hame for me?
Hae politics an' corn an' kye

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