ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

W. Nisbet

Alexander Campbell, in Introduction to the History of Poetry in Scotland (1793) 303.



In 1780, Poems, chiefly composed from recent events, by Mr. Nisbet, (now physician in Edinburgh) made their appearance. These poems are merely juvenile productions, and although licked into some sort of shape, by the "writer of the Man of Feeling," Dr. Blacklock, Mr. Professor Dalzell and others, yet what are we to expect from the age of sixteen?