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David Wingate

Wingate, David, (1828–1892). Poet, was employed in the coal-pits near Hamilton from the time he was 9. He published Poems and Songs (1862), which was favourably received, and followed by Annie Weir (1866). After this he studied at the Glasgow School of Mines, became a colliery manager, and devoted his increased leisure to study and further literary work. Lily Neil appeared in 1879, followed by Poems and Songs (1883), and Selected Poems (1890). W. was a man of independent character. He was twice married, his second wife being a descendant of Burns.

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