In my opinion this book is the most valuable single source for reading - Davey Mullen.
The Poems and Songs and Correspondence of Robert Tannahill
with Life and Notes by David Semple, F.S.A. 1876.
Paperback: 680 pages
Publisher: The Grimsay Press (12 Dec 2003)
Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) was a near contemporary of Robert Burns (1759-1796), in memory of whom he formed the Burns' Anniversary Society in 1805. The First Edition of his Poems appeared in 1807. David Semple's edition, published seventy years later, fixes the poet firmly in his context, both historical and geographical. All known works and correspondence are included. Notes specific to each poem, song or letter explain the background and references. A substantial biography is supported by a Map and Guide to the Gleniffer Braes - 'Tannahill Country', an extensive Appendix, Glossary, and Index.
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