1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Aikin

Henry Crabb Robinson, 9 December 1822; Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence (1870; 1872) 1:389.



Heard to-day of the death of Dr. Aikin. He had for years been sunk into imbecility of mind. In his better days he was in every respect one of the most worthy and excellent of men — one of the salt of the earth.