1844 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Katherine Philips

Robert Chambers, in Cyclopaedia of English Literature (1844; 1850) 1:359.



MRS KATHERINE PHILIPS (1631-1664) was honoured with the praise of Cowley and Dryden, and Jeremy Taylor addressed to her a "Discourse on Friendship." Her poetical name of Orinda was highly popular with her contemporaries; but her effusions are said to have been published without her consent. This amiable lady was the wife of James Philips of the Priory, Cardigan. She died of small-pox, a distemper then prevalent and fatal.