1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Malcolm

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (December 1828); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 3:383.



NORTH. Modest merit must be encouraged and fostered.
SHEPHERD. Whare wull you find it?
NORTH. Why there, for example, are our four countrymen — and I might notice others. Pringle, and Malcolm, and Hetherington.
SHEPHERD. Fine fallows, a' the Fowre. Here's to them!