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Hogg, William, [note] the author of several Latin versions of English poems, was a native of Gowry in
Perthshire. He came in quest of fortune to London, but met only with misery. Dr. Birch [note] says, that he died of want in the street. His principal
translations are, Paraphrasis Poëtica in tria Johannis Miltonis viri
clarissimi Poemata, viz. Paradisum Amissum, Paradisum recuperation, et Samsonum Agonistem,
London, 1690. 8vo. and Rotterdam,
1699. Liber Primus Principis Arcturi (à Rich. Blackmore, Eq.-Aur.) Latinè red. 1706. Parephrasis in Jobum Poetica, 1682. Satyra Sacra sive Paraphrasis in Ecclesiasten Poetica.
Part of his sacred poetry is reprinted in the Poetarum Scotorum Musæ Sacræ. The notorious Lauder [note] availed himself of
Hogg's version of Milton, in his
infamous attempt against the reputation of Paradise Lost.