'The Lounger: a periodical paper' containing a review of Robert Burns
- Henry Mackenzie, Author; William Creech, publisher
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Robert’s Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was well received by locals and literary critics alike.
In this review from The Lounger, an Edinburgh-based periodical, author Henry MacKenzie christens Burns a ‘heaven-taught ploughman’ and declares the volume a work of genius.
'Burns possesses the spirit as well as the fancy of a poet. That honest pride and independence of soul which are sometimes the muse’s only dower break forth on every occasion in his works.'
Robert must have been ecstatic, as Mackenzie penned his favourite book, The Man of Feeling.