1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Pennington

Samuel Egerton Brydges, "Miss Pennington" Censura Literaria 4 (1807) 194.



This young poetess died in 1759, at the early age of 25. She was daughter of the Rev. Mr. Pennington, Rector of Huntingdon. Mr. John Duncombe has celebrated her in his "Feminead," for her "Copper Farthing," printed in Dilly's "Repository," 1777, Vol. I. p. 131. Her "Ode to a Thrush" is in Dodsley's Collection; and her "Ode to Morning" and "a Riddle" in Nichols's Collection.