1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah Cowley

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 1:120-21



This lady, formerly a miss Parkhouse of Tiverton in Devonshire, was said, when her first play was produced, to be related to the family of Gay, the poet: she has devoted her talents with great success to the dramatic line of composition. Her productions are, the Runaway, a comedy, published in 1776: Who's the Dupe, a farce: Albina Countess of Raimond, a tragedy: the Belles Strategem, a comedy: Which is the Man, a comedy: A Bold Stroke for a Husband, a comedy: More Ways than one, a comedy: The School for Greybeards, a comedy: The Fate of Sparta, a tragedy: A Day in Turkey, a comedy: and The Town before you, a comedy. She has also published the first part of The Maid of Arragon, a Tale in Verse, and a Poem entitled the Scottish Village.