1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Burns

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



A ploughman in the county of Ayr in the kingdom of Scotland. He was introduced to notice by a paper in a periodical publication, called the Lounger, and his poems were published in the year 1787. Mr. Burns was upon the point of embarking for America, when he was prevented from executing his intention by a letter, exciting him to the further pursuit of his literary career, by doctor Blacklock.