james hogg kept sheep on his father's farm, and a strong inclination for ballad-poetry led young Laidlaw to cultivate his society.
Scott's version appears to have been obtained from james hogg.
james hogg was shepherd here from 1790 to 1800, but he had left before Sir Walter's visit, though the two met very shortly after.
I have considered it my duty to corroborate the main opinions of james hogg on this point.
That, says james hogg, is the most amazing fact in my whole experience.
Ebony, a name given to Blackwood by james hogg, and eventually applied to his magazine.
james hogg, the "Ettrick Shepherd," visited him a short time before his death.
james hogg, the shepherd poet, had a dog named Sirrah, who was for many years his sole companion.
There is no trace of james hogg in the poem, which, to my mind, is perfectly original.