1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Arbuckle

Alexander Chalmers, in General Biographical Dictionary (1812-17) 2:393-94.



JAMES ARBUCKLE, A.M., was born in Glasgow, 1700, and educated in the university of that city, where he took his degrees, and afterwards kept an academy in the north of Ireland. He wrote several poems, which have been published in one vol. 12mo; and undertook a translation of Virgil, but did not live to finish it. He was a person of fine taste, and much esteemed by the learned in general. He died 1734.

* Introduced in the last edition of this Dictionary, we know not on what authority.