1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Tighe

Lady Bedingfield, 1805; in Ernest Betham, ed. A House of Letters (1905) 90.



Lady Eleanor Butler has beged me to do two Subjects from the Lay [of the Last Minstrel] for her to put in a fine Edition somebody his given her. She has sent me a little poem transcribed by Miss Posonby written by Mrs. H. Tighe on friendship and one stanza I like much. The thought I mean, for I rather dislike the Metre.