1794 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Bruce

Robert Alves, in Sketches of a History of Literature (1794) 177.



Michael Bruce was born in an obscure village near Kinross, of simple and innocent, though mean parents, who yet blessed him with a liberal education at Edinburgh university, where he completed a course of philosophy; but died in his 21st year. He was the author of several poems, a neat edition of which has been lately published. Among these the principal are, Sir James the Ross, Lochleven a poem, and the Ode to the Cuckow, which last has been claimed by the Reverend Mr. Logan at Leith, the author of Runnameade a tragedy, and some other pieces.