1800 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Allan Ramsay

George Chalmers to Archibald Constable, 1800 ca.; in Archibald Constable and his Literary Correspondents (1873) 1:407.



I am sorry to see a sort of sacrifice of Ramsay at the shrine of Burns. The Gentle Shepherd has never been equalled, and some of Ramsay's songs are unrivalled.