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Hamilton, William

Edited by Dinah Birch

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735066
Hamilton, William

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of Bangour (1704–54) Scottish *Jacobite patriot and poet, who commemorated the battle of Gladsmuir in an ode and fought at Culloden. He is chiefly remembered for his song ‘The Braes of Yarrow’ (‘Busk ye, busk ye, my bony bony bride’), published in ...

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