1855 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Susanna Blamire

Sarah Josepha Hale, Woman's Record; or, Sketches of all Distinguished Women (1852; 1855) 210.



SUSANNA BLAMIRE, was born of a respectable family in Cumberland, England, at Cardem Hall, near Carlisle, where she resided till her twentieth year, when her sister marrying a gentleman from Scotland, she accompanied them to that country, where she remained some years. She was distinguished for the excellence of her Scottish poetry. She died unmarried at Carlisle, in 1794, at the age of forty-six. Her lyrics have been greatly admired for their harmonious versification, and their truth and tenderness of feeling. Among these, "The Nabob," "The Weafu' Heart," and "Auld Robin Forbes," are selected as most beautiful. Her poetical works were collected in 1842, and published in one volume, with a memoir, by Patrick Maxwell.