|130||LIVES OF EMINENT SCOTSMEN.|
Gordon, Gilbert Esq. [note] who under the initials G. G. edited the second edition of Dr. Blacklock's poems, and prefixed an account of the Life
and Writings of the Author, was, along with Dr. B., a principal contributor to Donaldson's [note]
Collection of Original Poems.
“An Epistle to a Young Lady, on the Culture of
Taste,” in ascribed to his pen. He seems, from the title, to have been also
author of the following work, noticed by Dr. Irving, [note]
“A Facetious Poem, in imitation of the Cherry and
Slae; giving an account of the Entertainment, Love and Despair got in the Highlands of
Scotland; revealed, in a dream, to one in pursuit of his stolen cows, by G. G. of S.
Edinburgh, 1701,” 12mo.; but, unless Dr. I. has made an error in the
transcription of the date, this would make the contributor to Donaldson's
Collection, published in 1760, very aged.