1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Burns

Charles Lamb to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 28 July 1800; Thomas Noon Talfourd, Literary Sketches and Letters ... of Charles Lamb (1849) 71.



Have you seen the new edition of Burns? his posthumous works and letters? I have only been able to procure the first volume, which contains his life — very confusedly and badly written, and interspersed with dull pathological and medical discussions. It is written by a Dr. Currie. Do you know the well-meaning doctor? Alas, "ne sutor ultra crepidam!"