The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive
1802 Poems
British Critic, 20 (Nov. 1802): 553-5.


The poetical talents of Mrs. Opie (formerly Miss Alderson) are generally known; but whatever may have been thought of them, either from former proofs, or from the contents of the present volume, we are greatly convinced, that the perusal of the following Poem will greatly heighten their estimation.

[quotes "The Dying Daughter to her Mother"]

We will not attempt to enumerate the beauties of this composition, which occur in almost every stanza; we will not dwell upon the awful moral it conveys; but leave both to their natural and powerful effect upon the taste and feelings of the judicious reader.
Many of the other Poems in this volume have been seen before in periodical publications.


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