ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson

(1797-1846)


Margeret Harries Baron-Wilson was born in Shropshire, the only child of Roger Harries; in 1819 she married Cornwell Baron Wilson of Lincoln's Inn. She was a mainstay of the poetry columns of La Belle Assemblee in the early 1820s, and afterwards edited La Ninon (1833) and the Weekly La Belle Assemblee (1833). Her comic interlude "Venus in Arms" was produced at the Strand Theatre in 1836.


TEXT RECORDS:

1825Ballad.
1826The Bridal.
1827The Gamester.
1828Hope.
1829Impromptu: written after reading The Loves of the Poets.

PUBLICATIONS:

Melancholy hours; a collection of miscellaneous poems. 1816.
Astarte, a Sicilian tale; with other poems. 1818.
Hours at Home. A collection of miscellaneous poems. 1826.
The cypress wreath [poems]. 1828.
The maid of Switzerland, a romantic drama. 1830?
The petticoat colonel, or all right at last. 1831.
Poems. 1831.
The life and correspondence of M. G. Lewis, with many pieces in prose and verse, never before published. 2 vols, 1839.
Memoirs of Harriot duchess of St. Albans. 2 vols, 1839.
Chronicles of life. 3 vols, 1840.
Venus, a vestal. A mythological musical drama. 1840.
A volume of lyrics. 1840.
Popularity: and the destinies of woman. 2 vols, 1842.
Our actresses; or, glances at stage favourites, past and present. 2 vols, 1844.