1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Blacklock

Anna Seward to Walter Scott, 23 September 1806; Letters, ed. Scott (1811) 6:315.



Yes, I have heard of the venerable and humane Dr. Blacklock, and read of him in Sir William Forbes's Life of Beattie. You add to his other merits that of having been your poetic preceptor; perhaps, in future years, far the proudest distinction of his fame, nay, his passport to immortal record.