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William Wilkie

Wilkie, William (1721–1772). Poet, born in Linlithgowshire, son of a farmer, and ed. at Edinburgh, he entered the Church, and became minister of Ratho, Midlothian, in 1756, and Prof. of Natural Philosophy at St. Andrews in 1759. In 1757 he published the Epigoniad, dealing with the Epigoni, sons of the seven heroes who fought against Thebes. He also wrote Moral Fables in Verse.

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