1856 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

Samuel Rogers, in Table Talk (1856) 142.



Parson Este was well acquainted with Mrs. Robinson (the once-celebrated Perdita), and said that Fox had the greatest difficulty in persuading the Prince of Wales to lend her some assistance, when, towards the close of her life, she was in very straitened circumstances. Este saw her funeral, which was attended by a single mourning coach.