1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Tighe

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1856) 37.



None of these ladies [Charlotte Smith, Amelia Opie, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Hunter], however, evinced the powers of imagination which shone out in the Psyche of Mrs. Tighe — an adventurous and elaborate effort, full of power and beauty, which wanted only a little more artistic skill and concentration to have entitled it to a place among first-class productions.