1855 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah Cowley

Sarah Josepha Hale, Woman's Record; or, Sketches of all Distinguished Women (1852; 1855) 276.



HANNAH COWLEY, whose maiden name was Parkhouse, was born at Tiverton, in Devonshire, in 1743, and died there in 1809. She is the author of nine comedies, among which are, the "Runaway," the "Belle's Strategem," and "More Ways than One;" the tragedies of "Albina," and "The Fate of Sparta;" two farces; and the poems of "The Siege of Acre," "The Maid of Aragon," and "The Scottish Village." Her poems are of that description which Horace deprecates; but her comedies have considerable merit.