1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Graham

Walter Scott to his son, 26 May 1821; Lockhart, Life of Scott (1837-38; 1902) 3:530.



There is a clergyman in Lismore, Mr. John Graham — originally, that is by descent, a Borderer. He lately sent me a manuscript which I intend to publish, and I wrote to him enclosing a cheque on Coutts. I wish you could ascertain if he received my letter safe. You can call upon him with my compliments. You need only say I was desirous to know if he had received a letter from me lately. The manuscript was written by a certain Mr. Gwynne, a Welsh loyalist in the great Civil War, and afterwards an officer in the guards of Charles II. This will be an object for a ride to you.