Eliza Daye: Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: J. M’Creerey, 1798. WPRP 407.
There has been very little written on Eliza Daye, but her collection of Poems on Various Subjects bespeaks her as an author with an affinity for the landscape of Lancashire (Jackson, 100). The twelfth earl of Derby, then Edward Smith Stanley of Preston, is among Daye’s extensive list of subscribers in this volume, many of whom called Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester, and nearby villages home (Crosby, ODNB). C. Barstow, who owned this volume in 1823, lived in the nearby township of Bidston, across the River Mersey in Cheshire. The original contemporary watercolor of an elderly lady with a parasol, which has been bound into this volume, may be a portrait of the author (Bennett).