1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

William Tasker, "Impromptu, on reading Mrs. Robinson's Poems" European Magazine 25 (February 1794) 140.



In ancient Greece, by two fair forms were seen
Wisdom's stern Goddess and Love's smiling Queen:
Pallas presided over arms and arts,
And Venus reign'd o'er gentle virgins' hearts:
But taste and beauty here in one combine,
And in fam'd ROBINSON united shine.
Bath, Dec. 26, 1793.