A Scottish Contemporary of Burns: Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), Poet and Ornithologist

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Article

Subject Area(s)

Scottish literature, Scottish poetry

Abstract

Reviews the life and writing career of the Scottish poet and ornithologist Alexander Wilson, both in Scotland and, more briefly, after his emigration to the United States, discussing his relation to Robert Burns, his poem about Burns's portrait, and the evidence for the two men having met.

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