1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Kames

Alexander Dick to Joseph Spence, 1762; Spence, Anecdotes, ed. Singer (1820) 464-65.



How do you like Fingal, that astonishing fragment? have you look'd into the Criticism by Lord Kaims? his Lordship wrote a great part of it in your chapel, when he was my guest, so that you are so far concern'd; and he and I would be glad of your opinion of these three volumes. If you have not read them you shall read them here: and you shall see my Lord, either in your going or coming from Durham; for the new bridge at Coldstream proceeds, to make you nigher us by near thirty miles, and an easy new road.