1843 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Trumbull

Charles W. Everest, in Poets of Connecticut (1843) 40.



Judge Trumbull maintained through life an honourable and upright character. The powers of satire, which formed a striking trait of his character, while they gave a pointedness and piquancy to his common conversation, he endeavored to restrain within the bounds of courteousness and kindness. As a scholar, a wit, and gentleman, he was greatly admired; and he left a name which must always sustain a conspicuous place in the early history of American letters.