Beattie, James Hay, [note] eldest son of the celebrated author of the Minstrel,
[note] inherited a large portion of his father's
poetical genius, and had he not been so early lost to the world, might have done equal
honour to the name. In the collection of his Literary Remains,
published after his death by his
father, there are several pieces and fragments, which are even
superior to those produced by Dr. Beattie himself, at the same age.
Dr. Irving [note] takes notice of his Latin poems, as among
the few respectable productions of that class, of which modern Scottish literature can boast.
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