1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Jortin

Edward Gibbon, in Autobiography (1793) 304n.



The assassination of Jortin by Dr. Hurd, now Bishop of Worcester (see the Delicacy of Friendship), is a base and malignant act, which cannot be erazed by time or expiated by secret penance.