1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Amelia Opie

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 82 & n.



OPIE too is another that honours her sex,
Whose merit the meagre Anthology decks,
And its barren domain with her laurel protects:

Mrs. Opie, formerly Miss Alderson. The first volume of the [Annual] Anthology is here only meant; the second I have not yet seen.