The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810
This memoir first appeared prefixed to that author's translation of Juvenal.
LIFE OF WILLIAM GIFFORD, ESQ. AUTHOR OF THE BAEVIAD AND MAEVIAD, AND TRANSLATOR OF JUVENAL.
I am about to enter on a very uninteresting subject; but all my friends tell me that it is necessary to account for the long delay of the following work; and I can only do it by adverting to the circumstances of my life. Will this be accepted as an apology?
I know but little of my family, and that little is not very precise. My great-grandfather (the most remote of it, that I ever recollect to have hear