1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hector Macneill

Walter Scott to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, 30 December 1808; Sharpe, Letters (1888) 1:350.



William Gifford is editor [of the Quarterly Review], and I have promised to endeavour to recruit for him a few spirited young men able and willing to assist in such an undertaking.... Let me entreat you, therefore, to lay hold of Macneill [Pastoral or Lyric Muse of Scotland], or any other new book you like, and give us a good hacking review of it.