1871 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

S. C. Hall, in A Book of Memories: Great Men and Women of the Age, from personal Acquaintance (1871) 184.



It is a pleasure to make record of our short acquaintance with that most excellent American lady, MRS. SIGOURNEY. We maintained, however, a close correspondence with her during many years. She was a sweet and essentially womanly woman, of mild demeanour and very gentle manners; handsome, too, although she had passed the mid-age of life; and was thoroughly lovable. Those who knew her well bear testimony to her many noble qualities. Her mind was of a high order. She saw all things with generous eyes; strove — and successfully — to find good in everything; and has left many records that the young especially may study with great profit — treading in the footsteps of those who teach much that is right and nothing that is wrong.