Scottish lawyer and humorist, who
contributed many parodies and burlesque reviews to
Blackwood's. His best-known work was Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and
other Poems (1848).
Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems, The Execution of Montrose, stanza 14 (1848)
They bore within their breasts the grief That fame can never
heal The deep,
bore, within, breasts, grief, fame, can, never, heal, deep