The Poetry of William Forbes of Disblair (1661-1740)
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Arguing that the early 18th century Scottish poet William Forbes has been given too little attention, introduces some of the issues in settling the canon of Forbes's work, and discusses both Forbes's anti-Union political poetry, notably The True Scots Genius, Reviving (1704), and A Pil for Pork-Eaters (1705), and his later dialogue on marriage, Xantippe: or the Scolding Wife (1724), an original development from a Latin dialogue by Erasmus. An appendix gives details of the eleven published poems attributable to Forbes.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Literature Section
Studies in Scottish Literature
University of South Carolina Libraries
Donaldson, William. "The Poetry of William Forbes of Disblair (1661-1740)." Studies in Scottish Literature 45, 2 (2019): 121–137
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