1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Cameron

William Forbes, in Life and Writings of James Beattie (1806) 1:375n.



Minister of the parish of Kirk-Newton, in the county of West-Lothian. Having studied at Marischal-college, Aberdeen, he had been a pupil of Dr. Beattie's, who ever after entertained for him much esteem, as Mr. Cameron, in return, regarded Dr. Beattie with sentiments of the warmest enthusiasm. Mr. Cameron had early discovered a considerable degree of poetical genius, of which he has given no unfavourable specimen, in a small collection of poems, printed some years ago.