1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Fergusson

Anonymous, Review of Fergusson, Poems; The Monthly Review 51 (December 1774) 483.



Mr. Fergusson's muse appears in the different characters of a Lady of Quality and a Scotch Moggy. In the former she is sometimes tolerably graceful.... But taker her upon the whole, and she is more in nature when she is "lilting o'er the Lea."