1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Helen Maria Williams

Charlotte Anne Burney, 1782; The Early Diary of Frances Burney (1889) 2:302.



Mr. Blunt, senior, rather a favourite of mine; a sensible shrewd, handsome, gentleman-like man. His son, Mr. Meadows. Dr. Franklin, Miss Williams, author of Edwin and Eldreda, a legendary tale, a pretty girl rather, but so superfinely affected that, tho' I had the honour of being introduced to her, I couldn't think of conversing with her. Mr. Sastres, whom I am always glad to see, General Paoli, — Miss Polly Todd, and a set of vulgar drest up men and women whose names I haven't patience to mention, that I fancy went by half after 5 o'clock, for I went at 7, and found the room full.