1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah More

James Harley, in The Press, or Literary Chit-Chat. A Satire (1822) 83 &n.



Next in hand came Frye and More,*
No sign of rank or pomp they bore;
They paid their vows with air profound
To great king Gog in duty bound,
Then hasten'd from the splendid scene,
Fearing it might pollute their mien.

* Mrs. More hath written much; and must now have attained a venerable old age. Pleasing must be the recollections of her well-spent life. Though her last work is the very acme of slang-theological, it certainly strikes me as her best, and the most likely to become generally useful.