1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Richardson

Alexander Campbell, in Introduction to the History of Poetry in Scotland (1798) 300.



In 1774, "Poems, chiefly rural," 12mo, were printed at Glasgow. This volume is the production of a lettered muse, that of Mr. Professor Richardson. In 1775, he published an Epithalamium on the marriage of the Duke of Athol, and Mrs. Graham of Balgowan. He has since published several pieces of poetry, that have been favourably received.