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To William Hamilton, Esq., H.B.M. Consul, Boulogne; William Dacres Adams, of Bowdon, Esq.; Thomas Roscoe, Esq.; James Murray M‘Culloch, of Ardwell, Esq. ; William Moxon, Esq. ; Ralph Stevenson, Esq.; Robert Carruthers, Esq.; Mr. B. B. Wiffen ; A. A. Watts, Esq,; William Coulson, Esq.; E. J. Spry, Esq.; and many other friends of the Poet, I am indebted for letters, reminiscences, manuscripts, and personal information. I have also to acknowledge various communications, from Mrs. W. Alfred Hill, Mr. Alexander Campbell, and Mr. Archibald Campbell, the Niece and Nephews of the Poet.

WILLIAM BEATTIE.

LONDON,

December, 1848.

CHAPTER XI.

“ Pleasures of Hope" sold to Mundell-Literary disappointments—Improved

views-Brougham on Porisms- Poem announced - Dugald Stewart,
Alison, Moore, Fletcher, Grahame, Erskine, Brown, Leyden, Sir Walter
Scott, Somerville - Recollections of Campbell - Anecdotes--Original
introduction to the Poem-Publication of the “ Pleasures of Hope”-

CHAPTER XV.

The Queen of the North-A fragment-His friends and residence in Edin-

burgh-Family affairs-Judaic loan-Prospects—“The Mobiade" an
Epic Poem -- The late Lord Minto — Liverpool — Currie - Roscoe
Society in London-Siddons—Kemble-Residence in London--Political
creed -- Return to Scotland - Letter to Walter Scott - Edinburgh -
Letter to Lord Minto— “ Lochiel” and “Hohenlinden ”-Anecdote
- Correspondence - Letters to Walter Scott--- Alison-Journey from

Edinburgh -- Melrose Abbey - Letters to Mr. Alison – Visit at

Minto

: : . 371-401

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