1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Catherine Rebecca Manners

Anonymous, "Female Portraits: Lady Manners" Universal Magazine 100 (February 1797) 147.



Why seeke ye sirs, the milde Rowena here?
With the firste smile of opening morne she 'peared,
And hied her forthe to visitte Dian's temple!
There forms she wreathes of flowrettes chastelie culled
From flowinge numbers of her plaintive muse,
Sweetlie to decke faire Fancie's hallowed shrine!