A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Boswell, Sir Alexander
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Boswell, Sir Alexander
Boswell, Sir Alexander (1775-1822). -- Antiquary and song writer, s. of James B., of Auchinleck, Johnson's biographer, was interested in old Scottish authors, some of whose works he reprinted at his private press. He wrote some popular Scotch songs, of which Jenny's Bawbee and Jenny dang the Weaver are the best known. B. d. in a duel with Mr. Stuart of Dunearn.