1831 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lawrence Macdonald

Walter Scott, 15 January 1831; The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32 (1891) 782.



January 15. — Gave the morning from ten till near two to Mr. Macdonald, who is proceeding admirably with his bust. It is bloody cold work, but he is an enthusiast and much interested; besides, I can sit and dictate owing to Mr. Laidlaw, and so get forward, while I am advancing Lorenzo di Guasco, which is his travelling name. I wrote several letters too, and got through some business.