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William Knox (1789–1825)

Knox, William. A Scotch poet; born at Roxburgh, in 1789; died in 1825. Except for the well-known poem beginning “Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?” he is almost forgotten, although Sir Walter Scott and his contemporaries had considerable regard for his talents. ‘Mariamne’ and ‘The Lonely Hearth’ also enjoyed a good deal of popularity.