1855 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Thomas

Sarah Josepha Hale, Woman's Record; or, Sketches of all Distinguished Women (1852; 1855) 531.



ELIZABETH THOMAS, known under the name of Corinna, was born in 1674; and, after a life of ill health and misfortunes, died February 3d, 1730, and was buried in the church of St. Bride. She was only a second-rate writer; but her poetry is soft and delicate, and her letters sprightly and entertaining. She incurred, in some way, Pope's displeasure, and he placed her in his "Dunciad."