1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Margaret Holford

Anonymous, "Miss Holford" A New Biographical Dictionary of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters (1825) 2:365.



The mother of this lady, a resident at Chester, is herself a writer, not without merit, and has published some tales, novels, comedies, and poems. Her literary reputation, however, is not equal to that of her daughter. Miss Holford's first production, at least her first production of any magnitude, was "Wallace, or the Flight of Falkirk, a Poem," 1809, which appeared without her name. It is of the school of Walter Scott, and contains much real poetry. She has since published "Miscellaneous Poems," 1811; and "Margaret of Anjou, a Poem, in Ten Cantos," 1816.