1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah More

John Bennet, in "Letters to a young Lady" American Museum [Philadelphia] 11 (January 1792) 10.



Whenever Miss Hannah More takes up her pen, she never loses sight of piety and virtue. Her Bleeding rock, Search after Happiness, Sir Eldred of the bower, Sacred Drama, Female Fables, &c. will please and instruct you. The little tract lately published, entitled, "Thoughts on the manners of the great," which has had so very extensive a circulation, is said to have come from her ingenious pen. The design is excellent, and the execution displays a considerable knowledge of human life and manner. I wish it may leave some lasting impressions. But alas! the dissipated have few intervals for reflection.