The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive
1834 Lays for the Dead
The Athenaeum, 354 (August 9, 1834): 594.


‘Lays for the Dead, by Amelia Opie.’ -- The forte of this once favourite authoress always lay rather in prose fiction that in verse.  The collection of votive poems before us reveals much deep affection and sincere regret, and we respect the feelings which have prompted the verses it contains – while we cannot think that it will add to, or perhaps, more properly speaking, revive, the writer’s popularity.


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