1848 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Pettit Andrews

Benjamin Disraeli, in Life of Isaac D'Israeli (1848) in D'Israeli, Works (1881) 1:xviii.



His new friend [Henry James Pye] introduced him almost immediately to Mr. James Pettit Andrews, a Berkshire gentleman of literary pursuits, and whose hospitable table at Brompton was the resort of the best literary society of the day. Here my father was a frequent guest, and walking home one night too-ether from this house, where they had both dined, he made the acquaintance of a young poet [Samuel Rogers], which soon ripened into intimacy, and which throughout sixty years, notwithstanding many changes of life, never died away. This youthful poet had already gained laurels, though he was only three or four years older than my father, but I am not at this moment quite aware whether his brow was yet encircled with the amaranthine wreath of the Pleasures of Memory.