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Selected Poetry of James Beattie (1735-1803)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Minstrel; or, The Progress of Genius (excerpt)

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: James
Family name: Beattie
Birth date: 25 October 1735
Death date: 18 August 1803
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          wife: Mary Beattie (from 28 June 1767)
          brother: David Beattie
Education: Marischal College, Aberdeen (M.A.): 1749 to 1753
Religion: Anglican
Honour: Honorary doctor of laws, Oxford: April 1773
Literary period: Augustan
          Moral Philosopher
          Schoolmaster: 1753
          Parish clerk: 1753
          Professor: 1760
          Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland: 1735 to 1749
          Aberdeen: 1749 to 1753
          Fardoun, Kincardine: 1753
          Aberdeen: 1758 to 1803
Cause of death: Palsy
Buried at: St. Nicholas's churchyard, Aberdeen
First RPO edition: 1996-2000