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William Wilkie (1721–1772)

Wilkie, William. A Scottish poet; born at Dalmeny, West Lothian, Oct. 5, 1721; died on Oct. 10, 1772. He was professor of natural philosophy at the university of St. Andrews, 1759. He wrote: ‘The Epigoniad’ (2d ed. 1759), an epic on the taking of Thebes, which won for him the title of the Scottish Homer; and ‘Fables’ (1768).