Erskine, Henry (M)

b. 1 November 1746. d. 8 October 1817. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Lawyer, politician, and poet. According to *ODNB*, “no complete collection of his poems, or of his speeches, ever appeared, greatly admired though these were in his time.” Erskine became the advocate and state councillor in Scotland in 1783 and in August of that year, the Lord Advocate, but lost the post soon after. He was reappointed Lord Advocate in 1806. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
II. “Let sparks and topers o’er their bottle sit” 1835-04-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3323