1827 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Tighe

Alexander Dyce, in Specimens of British Poetesses, selected and chronologically arranged (1827) 306.



M. TIGHE, ... died 1810. Of this highly gifted Irishwoman I have not met with any biographical account; but I learn from the notes to her Poems, that she was the daughter of the Rev. William Blachford, and that she died in her 37th year.

In the Psyche of Mrs. Tighe, are several pictures conceived in the true spirit of poetry; while over the whole composition is spread the richest glow of purified passion.