"Through William Laidlaw [Hogg] was also helping to provide assistance in collecting traditional ballads for the third volume of Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1803), and in 1802 Laidlaw was instrumental in setting up a meeting in Ettrick between Hogg and Scott. A friendship developed that was to last until Scott's death in 1832" (ODNB). Scott encouraged Hogg to publish The Mountain Bard and The Shepherd's Guide in 1807.
Agnes Mabon advertised Muir's book
The introduction to Jones' An Elegy on Winter, And Other Poems ... (Birmingham: 1779) includes the following information: "It ought not to be omitted that a few years before the death of the late Lord Lyttelton, Mr. Woodhouse, the ingenious author of a poem on the Leasowes, very obligingly presented a poem of our author’s to his Lordship, who having previously made acquaintance with his character by his friend Dr.
Dixon introduced Skipsey to Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Clephan found Skipsey a job
Burns wrote of Turnbull: "Possibly, as he is an old friend of mine, I may be prejudiced in his favour: but I like some of his pieces very much" (ODNB)
Read by Oscar Wilde, who compared him to William Blake
Dante Gabriel Rosetti was a supporter if not a sponsor of Skipsey