1843 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Grant

Anne Katherine Elwood, in Memoirs of Literary Ladies of England (1843) 2:92.



The well-known and beautiful Letters from the Mountains accordingly appeared in 1806. They went through several editions, and soon raised Mrs. Grant into high popularity, procuring for her the friendship of several influential personages, among whom were Bishop Porteus, Sir Walter Farquhar, Sir William Grant, Master of the Rolls, and several of the Scotch literarti. The letters appearing before "the Scotch Fever," as it has been termed, had commenced, had the advantage of novelty to recommend them, and perhaps they may considered among the first, if not the very first, of the numerous publications which have subsequently attracted attention to Scotch scenery and manners.