Standard Name: Cockburn, Alison
Birth Name: Alison Rutherford
Used Form: Alison Rutherfurd
did not publish, and much of her writing is probably lost. She won a place in literary history with her composition of a popular mournful song or ballad, to an old Scottish tune. Most of her verse is occasional and much of it political. She was a delightful letter-writer, markedly independent in some of her opinions. She also left a short account of her own life and a fable-like biography of .
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