1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charlotte Smith

Thomas James Mathias, in Pursuits of Literature (1798) 20n.



Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Mrs. Inchbald, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mrs. &c. &c. though all of them are ingenious ladies, yet they are too frequently "whining" or "frisking" in novels, till our girls' heads turn wild with impossible adventures, and now and then are tainted with democracy.