The History of Leith

January 23, 2012

Smellie, William (1740-95)

Thus Burns described, in ‘The Poet’s Progress’, the man who printed the Edinburgh editions of his poems, and who was Creech’s partner. Burns further described him in a letter to Peter Hill from Ellisland, dated 2nd February 1790, as ‘that old Veteran in Genius, Wit and B— dry, Smellie’. for more click here

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