1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 418.



Mrs. Sigourney (1791-1865) was a native of Norwich, Conn. She was a most prolific writer of prose and verse, but excelled rather in the former. She filled a large space in American literature, and her writings all have a salutary moral tendency. Her maiden name was Lydia Howard Huntly.