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Fergusson, Robert (1750-1774), a Scottish poet, was born at Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh, Dundee, and at Edinburgh University and St. Andrews. First intending to enter the Church, he gave up this idea, and became a Writer to the Signet. He wrote poems both in pure English and in dialect, and was a good conversationalist. Excesses were partly the cause of his early death.