Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton

Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton
   Born between Canterbury and Dover, the second son of Edward Brydges, and educated at Maidstone School, Canterbury, and Queen's College, Cambridge, he was called to the bar but never practiced. He seemed to live under the delusion that he was a great writer, but his published volumes of poems failed to arouse much enthusiasm. His novels Mary de Clifford (1792) and Arthur Fitz-Albini (1798) were fairly popular. He tried unsuccessfully to get the House of Lords to establish his claim to the title Baron Chandos. He was elected member of Parliament for Maidstone in 1812 and from 1813 to 1822 was involved in running Lee Priory Press, which published rare editions of Elizabethan works. From 1818 he lived abroad. Some of his other publications are: Poems, 1807. Select Poems, 1814. Occasional Poems, 1814. Some of his poems: "Dedication to a Novel, 1799," "Elegy, from a Novel, 1802," "Human Fate," "Lines Written Immediately After Parting from a Lady," "Moral Axioms," "On Dreams, October 15, 1782," "Poets and Modern Poetry," "The Gamekeeper's Return at Night," "To Miss M-," "Verses," "Upon Ancient Mansions."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 ( html). Poetry Page-Brydges ( Athens/Olympus/2601/brydges.html). SETIS-The Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service-English Poetry Collection ( Sweet Little Anger, by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges. Angelic Poetry ( poems/poems3.html). The Burns Encyclopedia (www. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The National Portrait Gallery ( The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Sonnet: An Anthology. Robert M. Bender and Charles L. Squier, eds. Washington Square Press, 1987. World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (

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