1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges

William Henry Ireland, in Scribbleomania (1815) 306.



To Dibdin we owe Bibliomania's spell,
Of folly thus chiming collector's true knell;
Than whom none so fam'd can my couplets enroll
As Sir Egerton Brydges, staunch maniac soul,
Who resolv'd cacoethes afar shall be flying,
From the press ev'ry month was old lore multiplying.