1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

Thomas James Mathias, in Pursuits of Literature (1798) 353-54 & n.



Who may forget thee, BEATTIE? rustick BURNS,
And all his artless wood notes Scotland mourns.

James Beattie, L.L.D. Author of The Minstrel, 2 books. It is to be for ever regretted that this true poet and most excellent man never finished his exquisite Poem. My mind dwells upon it, particularly on the First Part, even from my boyish days at school.