1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Thomson

Alexander Campbell, in Introduction to the History of Poetry in Scotland (1798) 333.



In 1792 ALEXANDER THOMSON, Esq. published, Whist, a poem. This interesting piece has run through several editions. He has since published, Essay on Novels, a poem, and The Paradise of Taste, a poem. This latter production, had he written nothing else, were sufficient to establish his reputation as a poet.