1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Grahame

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 269.



Grahame (1765-1811), a native of Glasgow, exchanged the profession of a barrister for that of a curate in the Church of England. Amiable, modest, pious, his poetry consists of a drama, Mary Queen of Scots; The Sabbath, the best of his poems; The Birds of Scotland; British Georgics, etc. His style is moulded on the model of Cowper.