LIFE OF ALEXANDER SCOT.— Part V. p. 14. 1
Mr. Boswell, in the original edition of his
Life of Johnson, says, that Mr. William Guthrie [note] told him, “that he
(Guthrie) was the author of the beautiful little piece, The Eagle and the Robin Redbreast, in the collection, entitled the Union, though it is there said to be written by Ar. Scott, before the year 1600.” But in
the third edition this assertion is suppressed, and it may therefore
be regarded as founded in error.