1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Alexander Gerard

James Beattie to Elizabeth Montagu, 5 August 1774; Forbes, Life and Writings of James Beattie (1806) 1:370.



Dr. Gerard's Sermons, in one volume 8vo, are just now sent me; but I have not had time to read a single page. I am sure they will be sensible and instructive. The author was my master, and I have the greatest regard for him. He was more than my master, — he was my particular friend, at a time when I had very few friends.