The Course of Time
|The Course of Time|
|Illustrator||John Tenniel, Myles Birket Foster, and J.R. Clayton (1857 edition)|
|Genre||Blank verse poetry|
|Publisher||William Blackwood and Sons|
The Course of Time is a ten-book poem in blank verse, first published in 1827. It was the last published and most famous work of Scottish poet Robert Pollok. The first edition of the poem sold 12,000 copies, and by its fourth edition it had sold 78,000 copies and become well known even in North America.
Pollok himself died in September 1827, only a few months after the poem was published. James Cowan, author of 'From Glasgow's Treasure Chest' (published by Wilson June 1951) devotes a whole chapter to Robert Polllock (P.212). He travels from Glasgow by bus to Pollock's memorial on the Fenwick moor south of Mearns and journeys to the Gowkstane and the farm of North Moorhouse where Robert Pollock was born.
- "The Course of Time : a poem / by Robert Pollok". Memorial University Libraries Catalogue. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
- "Significant Scots; Robert Pollok". Electric Scotland. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
- "Robert Pollok 1798 - 1827". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
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