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Robert Tannahill (1774–1810)

Tannahill, Robert. A Scottish poet; born at Paisley, June 3, 1774; drowned himself near there, May 17, 1810. He was a weaver, working at the loom all his life, and writing occasionally for periodicals. In 1807 he published ‘The Soldier’s Return, with Other Poems and Songs, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect,’ which rendered him famous. Several of them became popular favorites and have remained so. A statue of the poet was erected in Paisley in 1883.