1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lady Sophia Burrell

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 83 & n.



All these are Plebeians; but two noble names,
LADY MANNERS, and BURREL, have likewise their claims;
And, still higher to rise, you have DEVONSHIRE'S Dutchess,
Whose praise would require the most exquisite touches....

The first of these Ladies is the ingenious Author of a Critical Sketch in Verse, addressed to her Son, of which I forget the exact title; the second is the writer of some Tragedies.