Who is Hew Ainslie

Hew Ainslie (5 April 1792 – 11 March 1878) was a Scottish poet.

Biography He was born in the parish of Dailly, in Ayrshire. After a fair education, he became a clerk in Glasgow, a landscape gardener in his native district, and a clerk in the Register House, Edinburgh. For a short time he was amanuensis to Dugald Stewart. In 1822, being then ten years married to his cousin, Ainslie emigrated to America, where he continued to live with varied fortune for the rest of his days, paying a short visit to Scotland in 1864. Upon travelling to the New World, he was attracted to Robert Owen's social system in New Harmony, Indiana, but after a short trial he connected himself with a firm of brewers; his name is associated with the establishment of v...
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Hew Ainslie Poems

  • Willie And Helen
    ‘Wharefore sou'd ye talk o' love,
    Unless it be to pain us?
    Wharefore sou'd ye talk o' love
    Whan ye say the sea maun twain us?'...
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Heart 1 Heaven 1 Light 1 Love 1 Pain 1 Sea 1 Time 1 I Love You 1 Spin 1 Bright 1


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  • Book_addict: happy birthday to scottish-born writer and poet hew ainslie (april 5, 1792), author of "a pilgrimage to the land of burns” (1820) et al.
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  • Book_addict: happy birthday to scottish-born writer and poet hew ainslie (april 5, 1792), author of "a pilgrimage to the land of burns” (1820) et al.
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