1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ann Yearsley

Michael Lort to Thomas Percy, 31 October 1785; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 7:474.



The Bishop of Derry is now at Bath, and has given fifty pounds to the Bristol poetical milkwoman [Ann Yearsley] since she has quarrelled with some of her first patrons and protectors, and has threatened to write the Life and Adventures of Hannah More, who first drew her from obscurity.