1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Margaret Holford

Lady Bedingfield, 16 January 1813; Ernest Betham, ed. A House of Letters (1905) 140-41.



I see Miss Holford the poetess some times, she is good humoured but has a remarkable Saucy, bold, countenance, very plain. — I meet Miss Hamilton sometimes but do not know her. She is not a beauty, but I like her countenance better than that of the other. Her upper front teeth project very unpleasantly when she laughs, and her Eyes shut up into nothing.