1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Brownell Jameson

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (December 1829); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 415.



NORTH. Nor must our festal board, that happy night, mmiss the light of the countenance of the fascinating Mrs. Jameson.
SHEPHERD. Wha's shee?
NORTH. Read ye never the Diary of an Ennuyee?
SHEPHERD. O' a what? An N, O, E? Is't a man or a woman's initials?
NORTH. Nor the Loves of the Poets?
SHEPHERD. Only what was in the Maugazin. But oh? sir, yon were maist beautifu' specimens o' eloquant and impassionate prose composition as ever drapped like hinny frae woman's lips. We maun hae Mrs. Jameson — we maun indeed.