1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Jones

Reginald Heber to John Thornton, 1804; Life of Reginald Heber (1830) 1:37.



I have, according to your recommendation, read Lord Teignmouth's Sir William Jones, which pleases me very much, and is, I think, rather lengthy (as the Americans say) an interesting and well done thing. As to my admiration of Sir W. Jones, it is rather increased than diminished, by seeing the tackle and component parts of which so mighty a genius was formed; and his system of study is instructive as well as wonderful. It has excited much interest in Oxford, where he is still remembered with admiration and affection by the senior men.