1871 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. David Macbeth Moir

S. C. Hall, "David Macbeth Moir" in A Book of Memories: Great Men and Women of the Age, from personal Acquaintance (1871) 396.



I recall with exceeding pleasure the gracious countenance and cordial manners of MOIR, who obtained much renown, principally in the pages of Blackwood's Magazine, under the signature of "Delta." When I knew him he was practising as a surgeon at Musselburgh. He attended me there during a brief illness, and I remember his pleasantly expressing a hope that I might like his poetry better than his physic.

He was born in 1798, and died in 1851, and is one of the men of whom Scotland is rightly and justly proud.