1868 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Hunter

Emily Taylor, in Memories of Contemporary Poets; with Selections from their Writings (1868) 261.



MRS. HUNTER was of Scotch birth, her maiden name being Home, and she was sister to Sir Everard Home. She married John Hunter, the anatomist, and survived him many years, living much in London, and the centre of a charming social circle. She wrote many lyrics for the Scotch miscellanies of the day, some of which were set by Haydn to music. I have not been able to see her Collected Poems, and these specimens are from Mrs. Joanna Baillie's printed, but not published, subscription volume of 1828 (often referred to in this collection).