1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Tighe

Leigh Hunt, in Men, Women, and Books (1847); Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 3:2419.



The Psyche of Mrs. Tighe has a languid beauty, probably resembling that of her person.... The greater part of the poem is little worth, except as a strain of elegance; but now and then we meet with a fancy not unworthy a pupil of Spenser.