1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Pennington

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems with Notes Biographical and Historical (1780-82) 6:27n.



Daughter of the Reverend Mr. Pennington, Rector of Huntingdon. She died in 1759, at the age of 25. She is justly celebrated by Mr. Duncombe, in The Feminead, (Pearch's Collection, vol. IV. p. 184.) for her "Copper Farthing," which is preserved in The Repository, published by Dilly in 1777, vol. I. p. 131. Her "Ode to a Thrush" is in Dodsley's Collection, vol. V. p. 313.