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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Allan Ramsay (1686–1758)

Ramsay, Allan. A Scottish poet; born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Oct. 15, 1686; died in Edinburgh, Jan. 7, 1758. His fame rests largely upon his ‘Gentle Shepherd’ (1725), a pastoral drama in the Lowland Scotch dialect, to which songs were added (1728). His principal works are: ‘Tartana; or, The Plaid’ (1721); ‘Fables and Tales’ (1722); ‘Fair Assembly’ (1723); ‘Health’ (1724); ‘The Tea-Table Miscellany’ (1724); ‘The Evergreen’ (1725); and ‘Thirty Fables’ (1730). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).