The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Finlay, John

Edition of 1879. See also John Finlay (poet) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

FINLAY, John, a Scottish poet and biographer, born in Glasgow in 1782, died at Moffat, Dec. 8, 1810. His principal poem, “Wallace, or the Vale of Ellerslie,” was published when he was only 18 years old. The more important of his other works are: “Scottish Historical and Romantic Ballads, chiefly Ancient, with Explanatory Notes,” &c. (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1808), and a “Life of Cervantes.” He also edited Blair's “Grave” and Smith's “Wealth of Nations.”