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Mount-Benger, a farm in Yarrow parish, Selkirkshire, on the left side of Yarrow Water, 12 miles WSW of Selkirk. James Hogg (1772-1835), the ' Ettrick shepherd, ' in 1821 took a nine years' lease of it, and during its tenure lost upwards of £2000. 'A gey cauld place,' he remarks of it in the Noctes, 'staunin' yonder on a knowe in a funnel, in the thoroughfare of a perpetual sugh; yet 'twas cheerfu' in the sun-glints, and-hallowed be the chaumer in which my bairns were born.,-Ord. Sur., sh. 16, 1864.

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