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Memoir of Francis Hodgson
James Hodgson to Francis Hodgson, 26 April 1810

Vol. 1 Contents
Chapter I.
Chapter II. 1794-1807.
Chapter III. 1807-1808.
Chapter IV. 1808.
Chapter V. 1808-1809.
Chapter VI. 1810.
Chapter VII. 1811.
Chapter VIII. 1811.
Chapter IX. 1811.
Chapter X. 1811-12.
Chapter XI. 1812.
Chapter XII. 1812-13.
Chapter XIII. 1813-14.
Vol. 2 Contents
Chapter XIV. 1815-16.
Chapter XV. 1816-18.
Chapter XVI. 1815-22.
Chapter XVII. 1820.
Chapter XVIII. 1824-27.
Chapter XIX. 1827-1830
Chapter XX. 1830-36.
Chapter XXI. 1837-40.
Chapter XXII. 1840-47.
Chapter XXIII. 1840-52.
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Barwick: April 26, 1810.

My dear Son,—I have been so very unwell for the last fortnight as to have been in some degree
obliged to defer till now making an acknowledgment of your last letter. . . . . Thank you for the epigrams! Your pupil room, under the auspices of two such demigods,1 must be the ipsissimus locus scientiæ et sapientiæ. In answer to your query respecting
Butler’sAnalogy,’ I will transcribe a note which I made many years ago, and which stands now in the first blank page of Archbishop Secker’s Sermons, vol. I. ‘The merit of these sermons consists in explaining, clearly and popularly, the principles delivered by Butler in his famous book of the “Analogy,” &c., and in showing the important use of them to religion.’ Upon this I observed at the time: ‘This remark applies more particularly to Secker’s first three sermons, vol. i.’

Dr. Burney of Greenwich has lately published an abbreviated edition of ‘Pearson on the Creed.’ Perhaps it may be more readable than the original. After all, the book, the whole book, is aureum opus.

I lament your separation from the ‘Quarterly Review,’ because the last two numbers have given me a high opinion of the writers in it. Dr. Ireland has shown his transcendent abilities in more than one article if I am not mistaken. I have not seen the last ‘Monthly,’ and therefore cannot say anything

1 Locke and Pearson.

of its merits. But I should imagine one Review quite enough for one critic. It pleases me much to hear you speak so handsomely of
Mr. Griffiths.1

I am happy to add your mother is getting better. She has been out once in the carriage, and we are going again to-day to call on the new proprietors of Parlington, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Gascoigne.

We all join in love and best wishes,

Yours always,
J. Hodgson.