ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
T. B****s, "Impromptu, on Female Excellence" General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer (31 May 1779).
1776: Richard Fenton
1779: H. A.
1779: J. W
1779: T. B****s
1787: Robert Merry
1789: John Williams
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1800: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1801: Alexander Thomson
1809: Lord Byron
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1842: C. H. Timperley
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1779: Hannah Cowley
1779: Hannah More
Let snarling Wits, and half-brain'd Stoics say,
Women are good for nothing — but for play;
View MORE, view COWLEY, and twenty score more,
'Twill prove they're fools, and beneath them much lower;
For by their sweet forms, and their lovely address,
They make fools of us all — which we seldom confess;
And then for their minds, when Reason's their guide—
Good Gods! to immortals they must be ally'd.
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