A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Gilfillan, Robert

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Gilfillan, Robert (1798-1850). -- Poet, b. at Dunfermline, was latterly Collector of Police Rates in Leith. He wrote a number of Scottish songs, and was favourably mentioned in Noctes Ambrosianæ (see Wilson, J.). He was the author of the beautiful song, Oh, why left I my Hame?