Notes - Correspondence Archive

1. #154. Edward Copleston offered to review Dugald Stewart, but then thought 'a Scotch gentleman' recommended by Henry Home Drummond would be preferable. See the letter of 17 February 1811. Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), influential professor of moral philosophy, Edinburgh. Richard Heber (1773-1833), friend of George Canning and Walter Scott, half-brother to Reginald Heber.

2. From first satire of Horace, see

3. Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, translator of Greek classic texts. Daniel Wittenbach, annotator of Plotinus (204-270 AD/CE). Not otherwise identified.

4. John Josias Conybeare (1779-1824), Oxford-educated geologist, professor of Anglo-Saxon and professor of Poetry. Thomas Kidd (1770-1850), Cambridge Greek classicist.

5. #130. Author not identified.

6. #141. Thomas Falconer (1772-1839), Oxford-educated classical scholar.

7. #138.

8. John Davison (1777-1834), later prebendary of Worcester.

9. Archibald Alison (1757-1839), Oxford-educated clergyman, prebendary of Salisbury. Author of a famous Essay on Taste (1790), often reprinted.

10. #133. Thomas Dunham Whitaker (1759-1821), clergyman and author of notable county topographies. Copleston therefore sub-edited this article.

11. #134. William Roscoe (1753-1831), attorney, historian, and Whig M.P for Liverpool, an evangelical.

12. Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not withstand them.
      —2 Chron. 13.7.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted.
      —Eph. iv. 32.

13. 27th February 1811.