1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Frances Brooke

Anonymous, in Catalogue of five hundred Celebrated Authors (1788).



A female writer of very distinguished merit. She translated from the French Lady Catesby's Letters by madame Riccobini; the Memoirs of the Marquis de St. Forlaix by Mr. Framery; and Elements of the History of England by the Abbe Millot. Her original works are the Old Maid, a periodical paper; the Siege of Sinope, a tragedy; Rosina, a farce; and three novels: Lady Julia Mandeville, in two volumes; Emily Montague in four volumes; and the Excursion in two volumes. She was the very intimate friend of the late Mrs. Yates, and resided in the neighbourhood of that lady in Pimlico. Her husband is a clergyman of the city of Norwich.