1760 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Scott of Amwell

William Shenstone to Thomas Percy, 11 August 1760; in Letters, ed. Hecht (1909) 41.



As to other books, you must instantly procure the Antient Fragments of Scotch Poetry [by Macpherson]. — I would wish ye to read Webb's treatise on Painting, Elegies descriptive and moral [by Scott of Amwell] and, if you love mischief, the two Odes [by Lloyd and Colman] that ridicule Gray's and Mason's manner.