1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Travis

Michael Lort to Thomas Percy, 15 August 1785; Nichols, Illustrations (1817-1758) 7:471.



There is a prebendary of this church, Mr. Travis, who has published an excellent book against Gibbon, chiefly in defence of a text that has almost been given up as desperate, 1 John v. 3, "There are three that bear witness," &c. The genuineness of this he has asserted with wonderful acuteness, and has attacked several other places in Gibbon with equal success. Pray get a sight of it. Gibbon is now settled at Lausanne, there to complete his history.