Sir William Jones and Anglo-American Relations during the American Revolution

@article{Cannon1978SirWJ,
  title={Sir William Jones and Anglo-American Relations during the American Revolution},
  author={Garland Hampton Cannon},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  year={1978},
  volume={76},
  pages={29 - 45}
}
  • G. Cannon
  • Published 1 August 1978
  • History
  • Modern Philology
The reputation of Sir William Jones (1746-94) as a minor eighteenth-century poet is considerably reduced since his own time. Until the edition of his Letters (Oxford, 1970), most details of his small role in the revolutionary milieu were unknown. This paper sketches that role, beginning with the development of his American sympathy and his association with leading Britishers who contributed to that development, and then considering his three trips to see Franklin. He wrote both an allegory…