Drummond, William the first Scottish poet who wrote well in English, was born at Hawthornden, December 13, 1585. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1605, studied law at Bruges, in France, settled upon nhis native estate in 1609, spent several years (1625-30) abroad, but was so affected by the execution of Charles I that he died, December 4, 1649. Besides some political productions, he published numerous poems (a few religious), which have been issued collectively (1711, 1832, 1833, 1857). See Life, by Masson (Lond. 1873).