1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Colin Maclaurin

Walter Scott, 16 June 1830; The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32 (1891) 748-49.



I had a call from Colin Mackenzie, whom I had not seen for nearly two years. He has not been so well, and looks ghastly, but I think not worse than I have seen him of late years. We are very old acquaintances. I remember he was one of a small party at college, that formed ourselves into a club called the Poetical Society. The other members were Charles Kerr of Abbotrule (a singular being), Colin M'Laurin (insane), Colin, and I, who have luckily kept our wits.