1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Vedder

Robert Carruthers, in Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature, 3rd ed. (1876; 1879) 7:178.



A native of Burness, Orkney, Mr. VEDDER (1790-1854) obtained some reputation by a volume of Orcadian Sketches, published in 1842. His Scottish Songs and Norse ballads were popular in Scotland. The following piece [The Temple of Nature], which Dr. Chalmers was fond of quoting to his students in his theological prelections, is in a more elevated style of poetry.