James Hogg (Ettrick, 1770 – Ibidem 21 November 1835) wis a Scottish bard an novelist wha skreevit in baith the Scots an the Inglis leids.[1] As a loon he warkit as a shepherd an fairmhaan, an wis maistly self-educatit throu readin.[2] He wis a freen o mony o the great skreevners o his day, includin Sir Walter Scott, o wha he later skreevit an unauthorisit biographie.[3] He became widely kent as the "Ettrick Shepherd", a nickname unner whit some o his warks war publisht, an the character name he wis gied in the widely read series Noctes Ambrosianae, publisht in Blackwood's Magazine.[4] He is best kent the day for his novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. His ither warks include the lang poem The Queen's Wake (1813), his collection o sangs Jacobite Reliques (1819), an his twa novels The Three Perils of Man (1822), an The Three Perils of Woman (1823).

James Hogg
Dee'd21 November 1835
Ither names"Ettrick Shepherd"
Thriftbard and novellist, in Scots an Inglis


  • The Mountain Bard (1807)
  • The Forest Minstrel (1810)
  • The Queen's Wake (1813)
  • The Pilgrims of the Sun (1815)
  • Brownie of Bodsbeck (1817)
  • Jacobite Reliques (1819)
  • The Three Perils of Man (1822)
  • The Three Perils of Woman (1923)
  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824)
  • Queen Hynde (1925)
  • Songs by the Ettrick Shephard (1831)
  • The Brownie of the Black Haggs (1828)
  • The Domestic Manner and Private Life of Sir Walter Scott (1834)
  • Tales and Sketches of the Ettrick Shepherd (1837)


  1. Hughes, Gillian, 1995. "James Hogg". The Literary Encyclopedia
  2. "BBC". Archived frae the original on 20 Apryle 2013. Retrieved 1 Februar 2013.
  3. Karl Miller, The Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg, 2004
  4. Hogg, James (2004). Anecdotes of Scott. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press. pp. v-vi. ISBN 0-7486-2085-0