1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Tait

James Grant Wilson, in Poetry of Scotland (1876) 2:537.



John Tait, a writer to the signet, and some time judge of the Edinburgh police court; born 1748, died 1817. Mr. Tait in early life wrote many fugitive pieces, which appeared in the periodicals of the day.