ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Garden

(1721-1793)


Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University. He was admitted as advocate in 1744 and was sheriff-deputie of Kincardineshire (1748), joint solicitor-general (1760), lord of session (1764-93), and lord of justiciary (1776-87). Garden, who took an active interest in literary affairs, was James Beattie's early friend and patron.


TEXT RECORDS:

1750 ca.On Idleness: from the First Book of Spencer's Fairy Queen.
1761 ca.The Fairy Queen: A Tale.

PUBLICATIONS:

Miscellanies in prose and verse. 1791.
Travelling memorandums made in a tour upon the continent of Europe 1786-8. 3 vols, 1791-95.