1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Kames

Archibald Constable to John Murray, 8 December 1806; Archibald Constable and his Literary Correspondents (1873) 1:359.



Lord Kames's books never sold so well as they ought to have done, owing, we believe, chiefly to the indolence of certain booksellers. The Elements of Criticism is considered a sterling work, and the Sketches of Man is certainly an amusing one.