1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Amelia Opie

Frederic Rowton, in Female Poets of Great Britain (1853) 280.



This estimable lady, who is a member of the Society of Friends, is chiefly known for her admirable prose stories, in which is contained a pure, simple, and sweet morality, not surpassed by any writer in our literature. She, however, published, in 1802, a volume of miscellaneous Poems, and, in 1834, a work entitled Lays for the Dead, both of which are characterised by great tenderness and grace of feeling. Her song of The Orphan Boy is one of the most touching productions contained in our language.