1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Sheridan

Anonymous, "Mrs. Sheridan" The Diary, or Woodfall's Register (9 August 1792).



Amongst the various tributes paid to the memory of this regretted Lady, her fine talent for Poetry has been unaccountably forgotten.

Her Muse has, however, a Charm more than sufficient to rescue her from oblivion. The following lines [To her Brother's Violin], which were written soon after the sudden death of her amiable Brother, furnish an interesting transcript of her mind, and will continue, whilst the English language endures, to arrest the ear of Taste, and touch the bosom of Sympathy.