1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hamilton of Bangour

James Grant Wilson, in Poetry of Scotland (1876) 1:170.



The only poem which he wrote in his native dialect is The Braes of Yarrow, which has been almost universally acknowledged to be one of the finest ballads ever written. Wordsworth was signally impressed with it, as appears from his trio of beautiful poems of Yarrow Unvisited, Yarrow Visited, and Yarrow Revisited.