1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Jortin

Christopher Hunter to Weedon Butler, 22 October 1770; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 5:816.



I find by the Papers, that the world in general, and the Christian world in particular, have lately lost a very valuable member in Dr. Jortin, Vicar of Kensington. During my residence at Kensington I had frequent opportunities of admiring his excellent Discourses; and the opportunities I have had since of perusing some of his other works have increased my admiration into reverence and esteem. His Remarks on Ecclesiastical History abound with good sense, profound erudition, and entertaining matter; and above all, that grand desideratum among Divines ever since the apostolical times, Christian moderation.