1834 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas James Mathias

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in Autobiography (1834) 2:169.



A Naples, in 1820, I saw Mathias, to whom I had been introduced some years before, when on a visit to my brother at Wootton; but we did not recognize each other. I am always reluctant to make the first address to anyone.