James Hogg (Ettrick, 1770 – Ibidem 21 November 1835) wis a Scottish bard an novelist wha skreevit in baith the Scots an the Inglis leids. As a loon he warkit as a shepherd an fairmhaan, an wis maistly self-educatit throu readin. He wis a freen o mony o the great skreevners o his day, includin Sir Walter Scott, o wha he later skreevit an unauthorisit biographie. He became widely kent as the "Ettrick Shepherd", a nickname unner whit some o his warks war publisht, an the character name he wis gied in the widely read series Noctes Ambrosianae, publisht in Blackwood's Magazine. He is best kent the day for his novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. His ither warks include the lang poem The Queen's Wake (1813), his collection o sangs Jacobite Reliques (1819), an his twa novels The Three Perils of Man (1822), an The Three Perils of Woman (1823).