1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:519.



CHARLES KIRKPATRICK SHARPE (2 son of Charles Sharp of Hoddom castle, Dumfriesshire). b. Hoddom castle 15 May 1781; matric. from Ch. Ch. Oxf. B.A. 1802, M.A. 1806; resided at Edinburgh about 1811 to death; contributed two ballads to Walter Scott's Border Minstrelsy, vol. 2; drew many illustrations in the Bannatyne club and similar antiquarian publications; author of Metrical legends and other poems, Oxford 1807; Ballad book 1823, re-edited by David Lang 1880; edited Kirkton's Secret and true history of the church of Scotland from the restoration to the year 1678, 1817; Law's Memorialls 1820 and other books; printed Portraits by an amateur 1833, a volume of etchings; edited the earl of Kellie's Minuets and songs 1839. d. 28 Drummond place, Edinburgh 18 March 1851, two portraits in National portrait gallery Edinb., his library was sold at Edinb. 16-24 Jany. 1852. Letters to and from C. K. Sharpe, edited by A. Allandyn (1888); C. K. Sharpe's Etchings, with photographs from original drawings, poetical and prose fragments, Edinburgh (1869) prefatory memoir; B. W. Crombie's Modern Athenians (1882) memoir and portrait; D. Wilson's Reminiscences of old Edinburgh i 5-55 (1878); G.M. 1851 pp. 557-9.