1885 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Kate Sanborn, The Wit of Women (1885) 48; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 6:452.



Mrs. Sigourney, voluminous and mediocre, is amusing because so absolutely destitute of humor, and her style, a feminine "Johnsonese," is absurdly hifalutin and strained.