During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in peeblesshire.
He was born at Tweedsmuir, in the upland pastoral district of peeblesshire, where his father was a farmer.
"The forest" mentioned in the song comprehended the county of Selkirk, with portions of peeblesshire and Lanarkshire.
Mr. Gosse had mistaken the name of the peeblesshire manse, and is reproached accordingly.
In peeblesshire, flowing into the Tweed from the north, a short distance west of Peebles.
Affleck was born in the village of Drummelzier, in peeblesshire, on the 8th September 1776.