1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Sophia Burrell

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 72 (July 1802) 688.



At West Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, Sophia Lady Burrell, wife of the Rev. William Clay. She was daughter of Sir Cha. Raymond, bart. of Valentines, Essex; married, 1773, with a fortune of 100,000 to Sir William Burrell, who died 1796, and by whom she had two sons and two daughters. After his death she married Mr. Clay. She published, 1793, two octavo volumes of poems; in 1794, The Thymbriad, a poem founded on a story in Xenophon's Cyropedia; and Telemachus, a poem on the amour of that hero with Eucharis, and the passion of Calypso for him, as described by Fenelon.