1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Felicia Hemans

Anne Grant, 26 August 1829; Memoir and Correspondence (1844) 3:137.



She is entirely feminine, and her language has a charm like that of her verse, — the same ease and peculiar grace, with more vivacity. If affliction had not laid a heavy hand upon her, she would be playful: she has not the slightest tinge of affectation, and is so refined, so gentle, that you must both love and respect her.