a minor poet, born in Glasgow in 1782, in 1802 published ‘Wallace, or the
Vale of Ellerslie, with other Poems,’ 12mo, 2d edit. 1804, 8vo. In 1808 he
brought out his ‘Scottish Historical and Romantic Ballads, chiefly
Ancient, with Explanatory Notes and a Glossary; to which are prefixed some
remarks on the early state of Romantic Composition in Scotland.’ These
productions display much acquaintance with the literary antiquities of the
middle ages. He died December 8, 1810, aged twenty-eight.