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David Gray (January 29, 1838 — December 3, 1861), Scottish poet, the son of a handloom weaver, was born at Merkland, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

His parents resolved to educate him for the church, and through their self-denial and his own exertions as a pupil teacher and private tutor he was able to complete a course of four sessions at the university of Glasgow. He began to write poetry for The Glasgow Citizen and began his idyll on the Luggie, the little stream that ran through Merkland. His most intimate companion at this time was Robert Buchanan, the poet; and in May 1860 the two agreed to proceed to London, with the idea of finding literary employment.

Shortly after his arrival in London Gray introduced himself to Monckton Milnes, afterwards Lord Houghton, with whom he had previously corresponded. Lord Houghton tried to persuade him to return to Scotland, but Gray insisted on staying in London. He was unsuccessful in his efforts to place Gray's poem, The Luggie, in Cornhill Magazine, but gave him some light literary work. He also showed him great kindness when a cold which had seized him assumed the serious form of consumption, and sent him to Torquay; but as the disease made rapid progress, an irresistible longing seized Gray to return to Merkland, where he arrived in January 1861, and died on the 3rd of December following, having the day before had the gratification of seeing a printed specimen copy of his poem The Luggie, published eventually by the exertions of Sydney Dobell. He was buried in the Auld Aisle Churchyard, Kirkintilloch, where in 1865 a monument was erected by friends far and near to his memory.

The Luggie, the principal poem of Gray, is a kind of reverie in which the scenes and events of his childhood and his early aspirations are mingled with the music of the stream which he celebrates. The series of sonnets, In the Shadows, was composed during the latter part of his illness. Most of his poems necessarily bear traces of immaturity, and lines may frequently be found in them which are mere echoes from Thomson, Wordsworth or Tennyson, but they possess, nevertheless, distinct individuality, and show a real appreciation of natural beauty.

The Luggie and other Poems, with an introduction by R. Monckton Milnes, and a brief memoir by James Hedderwick, was published in 1862; and a new and enlarged edition of Gray's Poetical Works, edited by Henry Glassford Bell, appeared in 1874. See also David Gray and other Essays, by Robert Buchanan (1868), and the same writer's poem on David Gray, in Idyls and Legends of Inverburn.
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Total Books: 123
The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance
2017 - The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781107589780
ISBN-10: 1107589789
Genre: Law
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Get a Running Start Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum
2016 - Get a Running Start Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum [Career Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781634596831
ISBN-10: 1634596838
Genre: Law
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Bitcoin A Dummie's Guide to Virtual Currency A Simple Guide to Bitcoin Currency Bitcoins for Sale and Bitcoin Price and Value
Making Sense of the ECG A Hands-On Guide Fourth Edition
2014 - Making Sense of the Ecg a Hands-on Guide Fourth Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444181821
ISBN-10: 1444181823
Genre: Medical Books
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Making Sense of the ECG Cases for Self Assessment Second Edition
2014 - Making Sense of the Ecg Cases for Self Assessment Second Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444181845
ISBN-10: 144418184X
Genre: Medical Books
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Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry
2012 - Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908020406
ISBN-10: 1908020407
Genre: Medical Books
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A Yankee in de Valera's Ireland The Memoir of David Gray
2012 - A Yankee in De Valera's Ireland the Memoir of David Gray (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908996053
ISBN-10: 1908996056
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Escape From Verona
2011 - Escape From Verona (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780982812457
ISBN-10: 0982812450
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Finance Arts Guide To Nonprofit Cash Flow
2010 - Finance Arts Guide to Nonprofit Cash Flow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982812402
ISBN-10: 098281240X
Genre: Business & Money
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Beard Tugs in celebration of beards and the men who wear them
2010 - Beard Tugs in Celebration of Beards and the Men Who Wear Them (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781450545815
ISBN-10: 1450545815
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Letters Poems and Selected Prose Writings of David Gray
2010 - Letters Poems and Selected Prose Writings of David Gray (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143873133
ISBN-10: 1143873130
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Poems With Memoirs of His Life
2010 - Poems with Memoirs of His Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143868542
ISBN-10: 1143868544
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Mr Carteret and Others
2010 - Mr Carteret and Others (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143547232
ISBN-10: 1143547233
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The Poetical Works of David Gray
2010 - The Poetical Works of David Gray (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142998318
ISBN-10: 1142998312
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Letters Poems and Selected Prose Writings
2010 - Letters Poems and Selected Prose Writings (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151510921
ISBN-10: 1151510920
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Gallops
2009 - Gallops (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151730626
ISBN-10: 1151730629
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Ensign Russell
2009 - Ensign Russell (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217572415
ISBN-10: 0217572413
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Gallops 2
2009 - Gallops 2 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151350145
ISBN-10: 1151350141
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Poetical Works A New and Enlarged Edition
2009 - Poetical Works a New and Enlarged Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115356404
ISBN-10: 1115356402
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Elementals
2009 - Elementals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781448694990
ISBN-10: 144869499X
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The Luggie
2009 - The Luggie (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217355414
ISBN-10: 0217355412
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2008 - Gallops V1-2 [1920] (Hardcover)Paperback
2001 - Mr Carteret and Other Stories [The Derrydale Press Foxhunters' Library] (Hardcover)
2001 - Play Acoustic Guitar with David Gray [Play acoustic guitar with...] (Paperback)
Freeform 4 - Student's Book [Spanish Edition - Book v] (Paperback)
Freeform - Workbook 2 [Spanish Edition - v. 2] (Paperback)