ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger, in The Female Geniad; a Poem ... written at the Age of Thirteen (1791) 45.
1774: Frances Burney
1781: Hannah More
1785: Anna Seward
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1853: Frederic Rowton
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger:
1791: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1791: Frances Brooke
1791: Hannah Cowley
1791: Hannah More
1791: Clara Reeve
1791: Elizabeth Ryves
Oh! say what tribute can to Brookes be paid?
Unless her own surpassing genius aid.
Such excellence in Brookes' pieces meet,
That even novels are with sense replete:
A tale of woes pathetic now she cites,
And pity with anxiety unites:
Void of romance her fables yet have pow'r,
To gild with pleasure the instructive hour:
When she describes, we see the rural plains,
In Canada imagination reigns.