1855 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Hunter

Sarah Josepha Hale, Woman's Record; or, Sketches of all Distinguished Women (1852; 1855) 358.



ANNE HUNTER, wife of John Hunter, the celebrated surgeon, was a sister of Sir Everard Home. She was born in 1742, and was remarkable for her literary attainments. Intimately connected with Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, Mrs. Delany, &c., Mrs. Hunter was a member of the learned coterie of ladies who composed that celebrated society. She excelled in lyric poetry. Several of her songs were set to music by Haydn, and greatly admired. Her productions were collected and published in one volume, previous to her decease. She died in 1821, much lamented, for her virtues as well as her talents had greatly endeared her to her friends.