ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Jane Vardill

(1781-1852)


The daughter of John Vardill, rector of Skirbeck and Fishtoft, Lincolnshire, an American loyalist who had emigrated to England in 1774. She was educated by her father, and published a volume of translations in 1809 that went into three editions. Afterwards she contributed verse to the European Magazine using the signature "V." In 1822 she married James Niven, thereafter residing with her family at Kirkcudbright in Scotland.


TEXT RECORDS:

1812The Pleasures of Human Life, a Poem.
1815Christobell, a Gothic Tale.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems and translations, from the minor Greek poets and others. 1809.
The pleasures of human life: a poem. 1812.