Robert Blair

(1699 - 4 February 1746)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Blair, Robert, 1699-1746. The Grave. London: Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, 1743. 4⁰. ( Foxon B271)


ODNB 2570

Reference works

  • Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 28. Print.


  • Bentley, E. B. Grave indignities: greed, hucksterism, and oblivion: Blake's watercolors for Blair's Grave.   Blake 40(2) (2006): 66-71. Print.
  • Butlin, Martin, ed. William Blake's watercolour inventions in illustration of The Grave by Robert Blair. With an essay on the poem by Morton D. Paley. William Blake Trust (2009): 95, (plates) 19. Print.
  • Means, James. A reading of ‘The Grave’.   Studies in Scottish Literature (1975): 270-281. Print.
  • Parisot, Eric. Disinterring The Grave: religious authority, poetic autonomy and Robert Blair's fideist poetics.   Scottish Studies Review 8(2) (2007): 24-35. Print.