The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive
1802 An Elegy to the Memory of the Late Duke of Bedford
Poetical Register, 2 (1802): 440-1.


THIS Elegy will not add to the reputation of Mrs. Opie. Though it has some good lines, it is, on the whole, a languid, and, of course, uninteresting poem. Neither is Mrs. Opie as successful in heroic verse as in other metres: her verse of that kind is not recommended by elegance or vigour.


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