1771 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

James Boswell to Samuel Johnson, 1771; in European Magazine 49 (January 1806) 419.



MY DEAR SIR,

The bearer of this, Mr. Beattie, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen, is desirous of being introduced to your acquaintance. His genius, and learning, and labours, in the service of virtue and religion, render him very worthy of it; and as he has a high esteem of your character, I hope you will give him a favourable reception.

I am, &c.

JAMES BOSWELL.