1831 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hookham Frere

Walter Scott, 26 November 1831; The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32 (1891) 860-61.



I visited my old and much respected friend, Mr. John Hookham Frere, and was much gratified to see him the same old man I had always known him, — perhaps a little indolent; but that's not much. A good Tory as ever, when the love of money is waxed cold. At night a grand ball in honour of your humble servant — about four hundred gentlemen and ladies.