Alexander Hume

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Alexander Hume (ca. 1560 - December 4, 1609) was a Scottish poet.

The son of Patrick, 5th Lord Polwarth, he was educated at the University of St. Andrews and on the Continent. He was originally destined for the law, but devoted himself to the service of the church, and became minister of Logie in Stirlingshire. He published in 1599 Hymns and Sacred Songs, including the beautiful Day Estival, descriptive of a summer day.

  • This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.

See also

  • Scottish literature
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