ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Tighe

(1772-1810)


The daughter of the Rev. William Blanchford, Mary Tighe was born in Dublin and married William Tighe, her cousin and a member of the Irish Parliament, in 1793. They divided their time between London and Dublin, though after contracting tuberculosis in 1804 Mary Tighe spent the remainder of her life in Ireland. Her Psyche was first printed in a private edition; it later became one of the more popular narrative poems of the romantic era. Some of Mary Tighe's uncollected verse appeared in The Amulet for 1827-28; an unpublished novel is in the National Library of Ireland.


TEXT RECORDS:

1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Canto II.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Canto III.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Canto IV.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Canto V.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Canto VI.
1805Psyche; or, the Legend of Love: Preface.

PUBLICATIONS:

Psyche: or the legend of love. 1805.
Psyche, with other poems. 1811.
Mary: a series of reflections during twenty years, ed. W. Tighe. 1811.
Works of Mary Tighe, published and unpublished, in Bibliographic Society of Ireland Publications 6, No. 6. 1957.