1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, in Port Folio NS 3 (11 April 1807) 239.



At the time that Mrs. Robinson was writing memoirs of her life, a lady asked Mr. Sheridan how he thought she would depict herself, when she came to that part of her life where adventures of gallantry formed so conspicuous a figure. "Oh!" said he, "I dare say she will represent herself only as a bust."