1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Seward

Melesina Chenevix Trench to Charles Manner St. George Esq., 3 January 1814; Remains of Mrs. Richard Trench (1862) 290.



I am reading Miss Seward's Letters. Walter Scott, in reducing to six octavos the twelve folio volumes of her own Letters, which she left for publication, has cruelly lopped her eloquent panegyric of your mother [the writer], who is dimissed with the laconic phrase of "lovely and accomplished." So there are no further hopes of immortality from that quarter.