1844 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Jortin

Robert Chambers, in Cyclopaedia of English Literature (1844; 1850) 2:216.



DR. JOHN JORTIN (1698-1770), a prebendary of St Paul's and archdeacon of London, was an eminent scholar, and an independent theologian. He wrote various dissertations, Remarks on Ecclesiastical History, a Life of Erasmus, &c. The freedom of some of his strictures gave offence to the high church clergy.