Hector Macneill

Hector Macneill

Hector Macneill (October 22, 1746 - 15 March, 1818) was a Scottish poet born near Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Macneill had been the son of a poor army captain and went to work as a clerk in 1760 at the age of fourteen. Soon, he was sent to the West Indies and served as assistant secretary from 1780-1786.

After he returned to Scotland, he wrote various political pamphlets, two novels, and several poems, "The Harp" (1789), "The Carse of Forth", and "Scotland's Skaith", the last against drunkenness, but is best known for his songs, such as "My Love's in Germany" ("My Luve's in Germanie") [ [http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/gutenberg/2/2/5/1/22515/22515-h/vol_i.html#MY_LUVES_IN_GERMANY18 The Modern Scottish Minstrel] ] "My Boy Tammy", "I lo'ed ne'er a Laddie but ane", and "Come under my Plaidie".

Hector Macneill died in Edinburgh in 1818.

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* [http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/gutenberg/2/2/5/1/22515/22515-h/vol_i.html#HECTOR_MACNEILL Biography from "The Modern Scottish Minstrel"]


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