1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Sotheby

Walter Scott, 25 October 1825; The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32 (1891) 283.



Went to the Colonial Office, and had Robert Hay's assistance in my inquiries; then to the French Ambassador for my passports. Picked up Sotheby, who endeavoured to saddle me for a review of his polyglot Virgil. I fear I shall scarce convince him that I know nothing of the Latin lingo.