The Morebattle Poet

Robert Davidson (1778-1855)Known as ‘The Morebattle Poet’, Davidson had been largely forgotten until recently.

In 2008 a plaque was erected to him at the churchyard gate, and his volume of poems. ‘Leaves from a Peasant’s Cottage Drawer’ was republished in a new edition with an introduction by David Welsh and his own autobiography. Davidson was a fine example of a type not unknown in the Borders, the ploughman or peasant poet, following in the footsteps of Robert Burns. A genuine working man of the land, he was unusual in also writing his own life, which gives a rare insight into the life of the rural community at a time of great economic change. The new volume, published in hardback by the Robert Davidson Committee in Morebattle, is available at the low price of £10.00.

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