"adjuring them like Sir Egerton Brydges"

The footnote to this section refers to an article by Sir Egerton Brydges in the New Criterion. This should probably read The Criterion which was a literary journal published between 1922 and 1939 and edited by the poet and literary critic T.S. Eliot.

The New Criterion, founded in 1982, is a New York based literary magazine currently in existence.