‘Horace’s Letter of Invitation’: A newly discovered Horatian imitation by Allan Ramsay

Gillespie, S. (2018) ‘Horace’s Letter of Invitation’: A newly discovered Horatian imitation by Allan Ramsay. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 159-168.

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Some ten imitations of Horatian poems by Allan Ramsay are known from printings in Ramsay’s own lifetime and later recoveries from manuscripts. Another more extensive imitation, of Horace’s Epistle 1.5 inviting a friend to a dinner party, can now be added. This note presents a diplomatic transcription from the Beinecke Library manuscript which contains the only known copy, followed by discussions of the imitation’s links to other works by Ramsay and of its relationship to the Latin poem on which it is based.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillespie, Dr Stuart
Authors: Gillespie, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Scottish Literary Review
Publisher:Association for Scottish Literary Studies
ISSN (Online):1756-5634
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Association for Scottish Literary Studies
First Published:First published in Scottish Literary Review 10(1):159-168
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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