Although portrayed as the 'boozing buffoon' of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Hogg (both as the celebrated Ettrick Shepherd and anonymously) was a key contributor of songs, narrative poems, tales and reviews to the liveliest of all early nineteenth-century periodicals. The present volume includes several items hitherto published only in Blackwood's, and ranges from the infamous 'Chaldee Manuscript' to newly-identified items such as a Scottish commemoration of the coronation of George IV. The volume also includes works Hogg intended for Blackwood's but which are now published for the first time.Hogg's work for his favourite periodical is provided in this volume in full cultural context, including detailed annotation and a convenient and complete editorial apparatus. Also included is music for several of the Shepherd's songs.
About the Author
Thomas Richardson is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of English, and Eudora Welty Chair at the Mississippi University for Women.