1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Amelia Opie

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 258.



Mrs. Opie, widow of the late ingenious artist of that name, was born at Norwich in 1771. Her father was Dr. Alderson, a physician of eminence in that city, and the daughter evinced very superior talents at an early age, having composed poems, dramatic pieces, and novels, before other young ladies of her time of life have usually completed their education. On the 8th of May, 1798, Miss Alderson became the wife of Mr. Opie, and on his death, in 1807, she did honor to his memory by editing his Lectures on Painting. Her own publications are [list omitted].