1775 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Upton

James Harris, 1775 ca.; in Philological Inquiries (1781) 33.



Nor must I forget Dr. TAYLOR, Residentiary of St. Paul's, nor Mr. UPTON, Prebendiary of Rochester. The former, by his Edition of Demosthenes (as far as he lived to carry it), by his Lysias, by his comment on the Marmor Sandvicense, and other critical pieces; the latter, by his correct and elegant Edition, in Greek and Latin, of Arrian's Epictetus (the first of that kind that had any pretensions to be called complete), have rendered themselves, as Scholars, lasting ornaments of their Country. These two valuable men were the Friends of my youth; the companions of my social, as well as my literary hours. I admired them for their Erudition; I loved them for their Virtue; they are now no more—

His saltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani
Munerer—
VIRG.