1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas James Mathias

Frances Burney, 1817; Diary and Letters of the Author of Madam D'Arblay, ed. Austin Dobson (1904-05) 6:352.



I have just read a letter from Miss [Ellis Cornelia] Knight, dated Rome, in which she mentions, with great regard and intimacy, Mr. Mathias, and speaks of him as belonging to her select society, without any reference to the alarming stroke and attack which preceded his journey, and simply as one who enlivens the Italian coterie. How delightful is such a recovery!