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William Drummond (1585 - 1649)
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William Drummond was born at Hawthornden Manor into a wealthy Scots family. He attended Edinburgh University and went on to study law in France. When his father died in 1610 he became laird of Hawthornden and settled into the life of a wealthy man of letters, in the manor he was to occupy until his death.

He was engaged to marry Mary Cunningham of Barns, but she died in 1615, shortly before the wedding was due to take place. In his Poems, published the following year, he included several lame..
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He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
- William Drummond
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