ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Cameron

(1751-1811)


William Cameron was the pupil and longtime friend of James Beattie. He was tutor to a family in Edinburgh before becoming minister of Kirknewton, Midlothian in 1786, where he seems to have led a quiet life as a minister of distinctly Tory sentiments. His conclusion of Beattie's The Minstrel was posthumously published.


TEXT RECORDS:

1780Mediocrity, a Poem. In Three Parts.
1805 ca.The Minstrel continued on the original Plan of Dr. Beattie.
1805 ca.The Poet's Manual: or A View of the Poetical Character. A Poem. In Two Parts.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems on various occasions. 1780.
Poetical dialogues on religion, in the Scotch dialect. 1788.
The abuse of civil and religious liberty. A sermon. 1793.
Ode on Lochiel's birth-day. 1796.
A review of the French revolution, with inferences respecting men and manners. 1802.
Poems on several occasions. 1813.