1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir James Bland Burges

George Chalmers to James Bland Burges, 2 March 1807; Burges, Letters and Correspondence, ed. Hutton (1895) 316.



Happy shall I be to see The Exodiad. This is a subject for two such poets as the authors of it. But what are they to Walter Scott, the Minstrel of the Borders! He is bringing out a poem on Flodden Field for which the booksellers of Edinburgh are to pay him 1000. This is to write for women and children.