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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 148

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Author

[Wallace, Eglantine, Lady.]

Title

A Letter to a friend, with a poem, called The Ghost of Werter. By Lady --.

Imprint

London: printed for T. Hookham, [1787].

Physical description

[2],26,[2]p. With the final advertisement leaf. 4to. Rebound in boards.

Call number

WPRP 148.

Citation

L,Dt (-ht); CtY-BR, CLU, PU, ICN in ESTC. Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women.

Notes

The poem is introduced by a prose letter containing criticism of Werter and particularly a discussion of the character Charlotte whom the author considered "ungenerous, vain, unfeeling;...one the more dangerous to s0ciety because not actually criminal". This takes up the first 16 pages. The letter signed and dated: E. W., i.e. Lady Eglantine Wallace, June 21st, 1787.

Epigraph

none

Contents

A Letter to a Friend

1

The Ghost of Werter

17