1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charlotte Smith

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



A lady of the country of Sussex, and of the neighbourhood of Mr. Hayley. Actuated probably by the reputation of that poet, she produced in 1784 Sonnets and other Poems, which are characterised by great elegance of feeling and beauty of expression. Mrs. Smith is the mother of ten children.