William Miller Author of legendary nursery rhyme

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A plaque commemorating the life of William Miller, author of legendary nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie, is unveiled next to the wall of the Tennents' brewery at the site of his former house in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Lia Johnstone aged 4 is dressed as Wee Willie Winkie .<br />
Miller was born in Glasgow in 1810 and became a skilled craftsman, developing a  talent for cabinetmaking. Early in his life he began writing poetry and childrens' rhymes. In 1842, 'Whistle-binkie: Stories for the Fireside' was published and contained his most famous rhyme 'Wee Willie Winkie'. The poem was well received and went on to become known in many other countries in translated form. In 1863 he issued what is now an exceedingly rare collection of 'Nursery Rhymes and Poems' when his reputation as an author was firmly established.<br />
On his death, Miller was nearly destitute and was buried in the family plot in Tollcross Cemetery in an unmarked grave near the main entrance. Friends and admirers raised a memorial stone by public subscription and it stands in the Glasgow Necropolis, near the Bridge of Sighs. <br />
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Picture:  2 September 2009: Universal News and Sport (Scotland)<br />
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A plaque commemorating the life of William Miller, author of legendary nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie, is unveiled next to the wall of the Tennents' brewery at the site of his former house in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Lia Johnstone aged 4 is dressed as Wee Willie Winkie .
Miller was born in Glasgow in 1810 and became a skilled craftsman, developing a talent for cabinetmaking. Early in his life he began writing poetry and childrens' rhymes. In 1842, 'Whistle-binkie: Stories for the...
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