diator' magnificent; and Milman's 'Apollo Belvedere' splendid, beautiful, and majestic.
"_North._ Macaulay and Praed have written very good prize-poems. These two young gentlemen ought to make a figure in the world."
Heber was a contemporary and friend of Wilson at Oxford; as was also Lockhart, among others. The distant See of Calcutta interrupted the intercourse of the former, in after-life, while Maga and party bound the latter still closer to his old college-friend. One of Wilson's college-mates has given an odd anecdote descriptive of his appearance at their social gatherings:--
"I shall never forget his figure, sitting with a long earthen pipe, a great tie-wig on. Those wigs had descended, I fancy, from the days of Addison, (who had been a member of our college,) and were worn by us all, (in order, I presume, to preserve our hair and dress, from tobacco-smoke,) when smoking commenced after supper; and a strange appearance we made in them."
Wilson left Oxford in 1807, after passing a highly cr
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