1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Ryves

Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger, in The Female Geniad; a Poem ... written at the Age of Thirteen (1791) 22.



Wit, ease, and elegance, in Ryves are join'd,
Her measure perfect and her art refin'd;
Her genius now to tuneful Mason bends,
And to the bard eulogiac lustre lends;
To him she dedicates her polish'd lays;
She sounds his merit, and her own displays.