1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Frederic Rowton, in Female Poets of Great Britain (1853) 145.



LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU, the celebrated daughter of the Duke of Kingston. She was born in 1690. Her fame chiefly rests upon her Letters. Her poetry is of rather a coarse, masculine, sensuous order, and is quite destitute of imagination. It has, however, some good sensible touches that go far to redeem it from the charge of mediocrity. She died in 1762.