ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
H. A., "To the incomparable Mrs. K. P. Author of these Poems" Philips, Poems (1664) sig. A6v.
1664: Abraham Cowley
1664: H. A.
1667: Thomas Flatman
1670 ca.: Sir William Temple
1712: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1750 ca.: William Oldys
1754: Rev. John Duncombe
1776: John Nichols
1783: Isaac Reed
1785: John Pinkerton
1817: John Keats
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1827: Alexander Dyce
1827: Robert Southey
1836: Hartley Coleridge
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
1597: Henry Lok
1664: Katherine Philips
1779: Hannah Cowley
1816: Sir Walter Scott
The Beauty of your Lines, is't not so clear
You need no Foil to make 't the more appear?
She that's Superlative, although alone
Consider'd, gains not by Comparison.
And yet whate're hath hitherto been writ
By others, tends to magnifie your Wit.
What's said of Origen, (When he did well
Interpret Texts, no man did him excell;
When ill, no man did e're go so awry)
We may t' your Sex (though not to you) apply:
For now we've seen from a Feminine Quill
Poetry good as e're was, and as ill.