1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Margaret Holford

William Maginn, in Blackwood's Magazine 8 (February 1821) 542.



Let Mrs. Hemans chaunt historic tales
Till Cader Idris echoes back the strain;
Let Missy Mitford spread adventurous sails
Far south, and sing Cristina of the Main;
Miss Holford now may visit Falkirk plain
In safety; as the only danger there
Is meeting with wild cattle at the fair....