1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Jortin

Anonymous, in "Life and Writings of John Jortin" European Magazine 52 (September 1807) 166.



The works of Dr. Jortin have, in their descent to us, gathered fame concomitant to their expansion. His method of blending theological and classical learning seems to us like the placing two mirrors to illuminate any particular spot; they mingle their rays, and reflect light from the one to the other.