1775 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

John Langhorne, Review of Robinson, Poems; The Monthly Review 53 (September 1775) 262.



Though Mrs. Robinson is by no means an AIKIN or a MORE, she sometimes expresses herself decently enough on her subject:

In your own power alone it lies,
To blend the life with joy, or care,
Ambition's idle claims despise,
Think yourself happy; — and you are.