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Alexander Rodger (1784–1846)

Rodger, Alexander. A Scotch minor poet; born at Mid-Calder, Midlothian, July 16, 1784; died at Glasgow, Sept. 26, 1846. He began as a humble hand-loom weaver, and wrote some of his best lyrics while inspector of cloths in Glasgow. His style is somewhat rough, but easy and vigorous. His books include: ‘Scotch Poetry, Songs, Odes, Authors, and Epigrams’ (1821); ‘Poems and Songs, Humorous and Satirical’ (1838); ‘Stray Leaves from the Portfolios of Alisander the Seer, Andrew Whaup, and Humphrey Henkecke’ (1842); and others. His best-known poems are: ‘Robin Tamson’s Smiddy’ and ‘Behave Yoursell before Folk.’