1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Hogg

Anonymous, "Ettrick Forest Pastoral Club" The Star (4 February 1820).



BURNS'S Anniversary was celebrated in grand style on Tuesday last, by the Pastoral Club of Ettrick Forest. The Club met at Selkirk, and after having appointed Mr. JAMES HOGG as their President, and JAMES BALLANTYNE, Esq. of Edinburgh, as Croupier, sat down to a sumptuous entertainment. With the poetical talents of HOGG, and the literary and musical talents of BALLANTYNE, the company spent a very delightful evening. The night was literally spent in singing. The health of WALTER SCOTT, Esq. the Sheriff of the County, was of course not forgotten — neither was that of his tuneful friend and brother, the Ettrick Shepherd, who, next to the mighty minstrel, has conferred more honour upon Selkirkshire than any man now living!