1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Mackenzie

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



A native of Scotland, and a writer of great eminence in the style of the sentimental and pathetic. He has written the Prince of Tunis, a tragedy; and an Ode to Happiness; and we believe he altered the Fatal Curiosity of Lillo, as it was represented at the Hay Market theatre. His productions in the style of novel are, the Man of Feeling; and Julia de Roubigne. He was principally concerned in the Mirror, and the Lounger, periodical papers, which were published with considerable applause in the city of Edinburgh, and which have been since each of them collected in three volumes duodecimo.