1758 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Allan Ramsay

James Grainger to Thomas Percy, 18 October 1758; in Nichols, Illustrations (1817-1758) 7:267.



Allan Ramsay is certainly dead, and neither has nor needs an epitaph. I spent an evening lately with his eldest daughter, who inherits somewhat of the spirited naivete of her late father.