1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Jackson

Philip Bliss, in Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 2:670.



Jones in his life of the late bishop Horne speaks of Dr. Jackson as "a magazine of theological knowledge, every where penned with great elegance and dignity, so that his style is a pattern of perfection. His writings, once thought inestimable by every body but the Calvinists, had been greatly neglected, and would probably have continued so, but for the praises bestowed upon them by the celebrated Mr. [James] Merrick, of Trinity-college, Oxford, who brought them once more into repute with many learned readers. The early extracts of Mr. Horne, which are now remaining, shew how much information he derived from this excellent writer, who deserves to be numbered with the English fathers of the church."