1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Catherine Rebecca Manners

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:20-21.



A native of Lehena, in Ireland, and the lady of Sir William Manners of Bucminster-Park, Leicestershire. Her Ladyship published, in 1793, a most elegantly-printed volume of Poems, chiefly of the ballad or elegiac kind. These productions cannot lay claim to first-rate excellence in point of genius and poetry, yet, the ease, elegance, taste, and charming simplicity, which generally pervade them, will lay almost every reader under a contribution of applause; while the virtuous sentiments and amiable feelings which they discover in the writer, may confirm them, by a fair example, in the rectitude of goodness.