1831 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (April 1831); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 4:315-16.



SHEPHERD. The best scholar amang a' the Quakers is Friend Wiffen, a capital translator, Sir Walter tells me, o' poets wi' foreign tongues, sic as Tawso, and wi' an original vein too, sir, which has produced, as I opine, some verra pure ore....