Excerpt from The Leading Poets of Scotland From Early Times: Illustrated
Some of the sketches are brief, and some of the metrical extracts are Of necessity short, or the volume would have grown far beyond the dimensions originally purposed. But we venture to believe the biogr... aphies will be found reliable, and the poems such as will Offer a fair sample of the authors' style and quality.
A popular edition Of the Poets of Scotland was not to be had in a cheap form when this edition was first advertised, but two or three have since been announced. Literature has made rapid progress during the past forty or fifty years, and to be um acquainted with the lives and writings of our poets is now considered almost a culpable fault.
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