1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Russell Mitford

Lord Byron, in Reply to Blackwood's Magazine (1819); Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 4:494.



Scott found peculiar favour and imitation among the fair sex: there was Miss Holford, and Miss Mitford, and Miss Francis; but, with the greatest respect be it spoken, none of his imitators did much honour to the original, except Hogg, the Ettrick shepherd.