1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Fraser Tytler

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



Professor of universal history in the university of Edinburgh. This gentleman distinguished himself with reputation in the controversy in favour of the innocence of Mary queen of Scots. He also published in 1783 a Syllabus of his Lectures on Universal History in one volume octavo; and in 1784 was the first person in these islands, who adventured in an air balloon, though, for want of being able to afford the expence, he only sailed over two barns and a stable.