1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hector Macneill

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 230.



A native of Scotland, Macneil (1746-1818) was brought up to a mercantile life, but did not succeed in it. He wrote a tale in verse, depicting the evils of intemperance; also several Scottish lyrics. The latter years of his life were spent in comfort at Edinburgh.