1810 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Margaret Holford

Mary Russell Mitford to Sir William Elford, 3 July 1810; L'Estrange, Life of Mary Russell Mitford (1870) 1:91



Have you read a poem which is said to have excited the jealousy of our great modern minstrel, The Flight of Falkirk? I was delighted with the fire and genius which it displays, and was the more readily charmed, perhaps, as the author is a lady; which is, I hear, what most displeases Mr. Scott.