1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Grahame

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1856) 27.



He was as strictly a national poet as Robert Burns; his pictures of life and manners, his landscapes, his thoughts, habits, and peculiarities — nay, even his prejudices, are all Scottish.