ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Hunter

(1742-1821)


Anne Hunter was the eldest daughter of surgeon Robert Home of Greenlaw, Berwickshire. In 1771 she married the notable surgeon John Hunter and assumed a prominent position in London social life; among her acquaintances were Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, Fanny Burney and Horace Walpole. She was a librettist for Haydn and had some reputation as a novelist. Hunter's poems were collected and published in 1802, and went into a second edition the following year.


TEXT RECORDS:

1784The Progress of November. An Ode.
1784 ca.To the same ["my Son"], aged 15, at Cambridge.
1785 ca.Winter, a Sonnet.
1790 ca.To the Memory of Thomas Chatterton.
1793To the same ["my Son"], aged 23, a Lieutenant in the Army, then with his Regiment in Corsica, 1793.
1802Carisbrook Castle, a Poem, with Notes.
1808The Nymph of the Mountain Stream.

PUBLICATIONS:

Letitia; or the castle without a spectre. 1801.
Poems. 1802.
Letters from Mrs. Palmerston to her daughter, inculcating morality, by entertaining narratives. 1803.
The sports of the genii. 1804.
The unexpected legacy. 1804.