The Revd. George Gilfillan (1813–78), whose literary activities were tireless, was a Scottish protégé of ‘Christopher North’. The first of his ‘Portraits’ appeared in the Dumfries Herald in 1844. His essay on Keats, (a), is given complete except for the first seven pages, which have argued that men of genius are not, as commonly supposed, always afflicted by indolence, poverty, or unhappiness.