1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 43.



Samuel Egerton Brydges, eldes surviving son of Edward Brydges, late of Wootton Court, in Kent, Esq. by Jemima, daughter and co-heir of the Rev. William Egerton, LL.D. 3rd son of the Hon. Tho. Egerton, of Tatton Park, in Cheshire, Esq. who was third son of John, second Earl of Bridgewater. Hew was born at Wootton, Nov. 30, 1762; was of Queen's College, Cambridge, from Oct. 1780 to Jan. 1783; entered of the Middle Temple in June 1784, and called to the bar in Nov. 1787; succeeded, on the death of his elder brother, in Oct. 1807, to the high family claims of inheritance; was elected a Knight of the Chapteral Order of St. Joachim in Nov. following; and chosen representative in Parliament for the borough of Miadstone at the general election in Oct. 1812. Sir S. E. B. has distinguished himself in almost every sort of polite literature, but more particularly as a critic of English poesy, in which character it is not too much to say that he stands unrivalled by any living author. His published works are [list omitted].