1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Mary Chudleigh

Anonymous, "Celebrated British Ladies" in Lady's Monthly Museum 7 (September 1801) 177.



She was a lady eminent for her virtue, as well as an elevated understanding; and she made the latter subservient to the promotion of the former, which were greatly improved by study. And though she was not only well versed in poetry and history, but much delighted with them, yet she dedicated much of her time to the study of philosophy and divinity, as appears from her excellent essays, which discover an uncommon degree of piety and knowledge; and a noble contempt of those vanities which the generality of her rank pursue.