1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Pinkerton

William Johnstone Temple to Edward Jerningham, 3 October 1785; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 312.



Have you seen the impudent Letters of Literature of a man who calls himself Heron, a fictitious name, he being a Scots man? It seems he spares nobody, neither Virgil, nor the King. It is amusing to hear a Scots man recommending the purity and elegance of Burnet's History, and preferring it to Hume's.