1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Felicia Hemans

J. R. P., in "Wine, a New Song to an Old Tune" The Literary Chronicle 8 (1 April 1826) 206.



Feli Hemans, the queen of poetical rank,
But for wine, must in Dartmoor's Novembers have sank;
Though with bibs and with tuckers this lady is graced,
She is not a wine-bibber she proves by her waist.
Both Maria and Jane are exceptions to this;
They are single, 'tis true, and prefer to be miss;
For 'tis Porter, not wine, that educes their fire,
Hence for crusty old port, they keep Porter's entire.
Derry down....