1776 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Mary Chudleigh

John Nichols, Note in Original Works of William King (1776) 3:179, 307-8n.



This lady was daughter to Richard Lee, of Winslade, in the county of Devon, esq. She was born in the year 1656; became the wife of Sir George Chudleigh, of Ashton, in the same county, bart.; and died Dec. 15, 1710. Her Poems were twice printed in her life-time in one volume, 8vo; the second edition in 1709.... Lady Chudleigh also published, in 1710, a volume of "Essays upon several Subjects, in Prose and Verse;" and complains, in the Preface, of Mr. Lintot's having added, without her consent, to the second Edition of her Poems, "A Dialogue," (first printed without a name in 1700) occasioned by a Wedding Sermon of Mr. John Sprint, a Nonconformist Divine, at Milton Port, Somersetshire, called "The Bride-woman's Counseller, 1699."