1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jane Brereton

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 1:386.



A virtuous and amiable writer, daughter of Mr. Thomas Hughes, of Bryn-Griffith, in Flintshire. She wroter under the name of Melissa, and her Works were published by subscription, in 1744. The praise of relatives and those with whom one's life is passed can never be mean praise; and the following Poem [To the Memory of a Mother] written after her death, has sufficient merit of its own to be valuable.