1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah More

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



A schoolmistress at Bristol. She published in 1773 the Search after Happiness, a pastoral drama in rhyme, written to be performed by her pupils. This piece being received with public favour, she commenced authoress by profession. She published the Inflexible Captive, a tragedy upon the story of Regulus, never performed; Percy, a tragedy; Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock, poems; Ode to Dragon, Mr. Garrick's House Dog; and Fatal Falsehood, a tragedy. Her later works are a duodecimo volume of Prose Essays; Sacred Dramas in one volume duodecimo; and Florio, and the Bas Bleu, poems. She has lately been celebrated for her animated patronage and still more animated quarrel with Mrs. Anne Yearsley, a poetical milk-woman.