1803 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Amelia Opie

Anonymous, Review of Opie, Poems; Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1802 (1803) 430.



Among the female writers of the present day, Mrs. Opie is entitled to hold a distinguished rank. Her poems cannot fail of giving a pleasure to every reader of taste. They are not deformed by any of those meretricious ornaments which are so profusely employed by some persons; but are characterized throughout by elegance, tenderness, and simplicity.