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1. Horace, Carminum II. vi

Tecum Philippos et celerem fugam
sensi relicta non bene parmula,
     cum fracta uirtus et minaces
     turpe solum tetigere mento;

2. Sidney refers to Sydney Smith (1771-1845), co-founder of the Edinburgh Review. Gifford is making reference to #81, a review by John William Ward, Copleston's friend, of Smith's Visitation Sermon.

3. John Penrose (1778-1859), Church of England clergyman. Penrose was a member of a notable evangelical family. See the letter of Dec. 8, 1809. John Opie, Lectures on painting (1809). Richard Heber (1773-1833), friend of George Canning and Walter Scott, half-brother to Reginald Heber.

4. #67. Shine

5. #80. Shine has ?Monk, James Henry. Murray Register, which is also uncertain. The seal tear obscures the text in these two sentences. They undoubtedly read: The Euripides [author] I do not know; but he is of Trinity Coll. ^Cambridge. I understand, and a student.

6. #75. Shine has Canning with Ellis. But should read Ellis with Canning. *

7. Dudley.

8. Alexander Pope, Imitations on Horace First Satire, second book, line 138, from a stanza in which Pope describes himself as the ideal satirist. Gifford thus flatters Copleston, author of the then much-admired satire, Advice to a Young Reviewer.

9. John Josias Conybeare (1779-1824). John Kidd (1775-1851). For the circumstances alluded to concerning Kidd, see the note at #38 and see the letter of Dec. 8, 1809.

10. Henry Fielding, Tom Jones (1749)

book 5, chapter 2

 "Pooh! pooh!'' answered Western; "what! because she broke thy arm? Shouldst forget and forgive. I thought hadst been more a man than to bear malice against a dumb creature.''

book 18, chapter 10

Western immediately went up to Jones, crying out, "My old friend Tom, I am glad to see thee with all my heart! all past must be forgotten; I could not intend any affront to thee, because, as Allworthy here knows, nay, dost know it thyself, I took thee for another person; and where a body means no harm, what signifies a hasty word or two? One Christian must forget and forgive another.''

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published @ RC

February 2005