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Forbes, Robert, [note] was the author of “Ajax's speech to the
Grecian knabs, from Ovid's Metam. lib. xiii. attempted in Broad Buchans, by R. F. Gent. To
which is added, a Journal to Portsmouth, and a Shop-bill, in the same dialect, with
Key.” Edinburgh, 1795. 12mo. These are burlesque poems of very considerable
merit. The author kept a shop somewhere about Tower-hill.