1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Hugh Blair

Anonymous, in Catalogue of five hundred Celebrated Authors (1788).



Hugh Blair, D.D. professor of rhetoric in the university of Edinburgh. His first performance was written early in the controversy of Ossian in defence of the forgery of Macpherson. His present extensive reputation is founded upon two volumes of Sermons, which acquired him a pension from the queen of two hundred pounds per annum. He published in the year 1782, Lectures upon Rhetoric in two volumes quarto.