In 1791, were printed for the author, by Alexander Chapman and company, Edinburgh, Poems, pastoral satyrical, tragic, and comic, by JOHN LEARMONT, carefully corrected by the author; who, according to my information, is, or was a gardener near Dalkeith. To these poems is subjoined a dramatic performance, intitled, The Unequal Rivals, a pastoral. The best account I can give of this volume, is what its author has chosen as a motto.
My Muse is a queer wayward wight,
And cramm'd with many a quirky flight,
She soaring whiles mounts out of sight,
Beyond the moon;
Next dizzy 'mong the shades of night
Comes donart down.
Is this a specimen of the Bathos?