1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Wilson

Reginald Heber to R. J. Wilmot, 26 May 1820; in Life of Reginald Heber (1830) 2:6.



Wilson, "of the palms and plague," is standing for a professorship of history at Edinburgh. It was reported that Sir James Mackintosh was to be his rival; but Wilson, in a letter to me, makes no mention of this, nor does my brother, who would, I should think, have been likely to notice it.