1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Felicia Hemans

Walter Scott, 11 July 1829; The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32 (1891) 731.



This day I wrote till one, resuming the History, and making out a day's task. Then went to Chiefswood, and had the pleasure of a long walk with a lady, well known in the world of poetry, Mrs. Hemans. She is young and pretty, though the mother of five children, as she tells me. There is taste and spirit in her conversation. My daughters are critical, and call her blue, but I think they are hypercritical. I will know better when we meet again.