1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Mary Chudleigh

Frederic Rowton, in Female Poets of Great Britian (1853) 98.



Lady Chudleigh distinguished herself by her clever championship of her sex at a time when the female mind was far too little esteemed. There is a noble assertion and defence of Woman's mental powers in her Poem entitled The Ladies' Defence; or the Bride-Woman's Counsellor answered. A Poem in a Dialogue between Sir John Brute, Sir William Loveall, Melissa, and a Parson. The poor parson is admirably put down.