1862 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Barbara Hofland

Thomas Arnold, in A Manual of English Literature (1862; 1885) 452.



Mrs. Barbara Hofland (nee Wreaks), a native of Sheffield, left some seventy works behind her, chiefly tales. Among these were, The Son of a Genius (1813), Daniel Dennison, and The Merchant's Widow. Mrs. Hofland, like Mrs. Barbauld or Mrs. Sherwood, always wrote with a didactic purpose.