1825 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Pearse Gillies

John Gibson Lockhart to William Blackwood, 1825 ca.; Margaret Oliphant, William Blackwood and his Sons (1897) 1:208.



Don't send me any money just now, as I have enough to bring me to town. But do send me by Tuesday's Blucher, "Wallenstain": and do try to get the "Devil's Elixir" out of Gillies's hands. Try whether he would not submit to sit down composedly and translate six or seven of the best scenes of Schiller's Wilhelm Tell, Carlos, or Bride of Messina. If he will, I will answer for the prose.