1859 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Patrick Hume

William Anderson, in Scottish Nation (1859-66) 6:504.



Patrick Hume, a learned commentator on Milton, and supposed to have belonged to the Polewarth branch of the family of Home or Hume, lived about the close of the seventeenth century. The sixth edition of Paradise Lost, published by Tonson in 1695, illustrated with Notes by him. In the fourth volume of Blackwood's Magazine, page 658, number for March 1819, will be found a series of extracts from Hume's Commentary, constrasted with the Notes of Mr. Callender of Craigforth, appended to the First Book of Paradise Lost, published by Foulis of Glasgow in 1750.