Saturday, 11 May 2013

Alexander Boswell - Epistle to the Edinburgh Reviewers

Nowadays, we get rightfully annoyed when women's scholarship is treated differently to men's, but 210 years ago was a different story! Just look at poet Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck's advice to critics! I'm sharing two pages of his poem with you.  ('Epistle to the Edinburgh Reviewers', Edinburgh, 1803, via Archive.org)




 
Alexander Boswell was the son of James Boswell, biographer and travelling companion of Samuel Johnson.

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