In reference to the whole book, the Athenæum reviewer remarked that while Southey
remained a favourite writer his Muse, as she appears in this volume—like our own sense of appreciation perhaps—is no longer in her...
An 1848 preface to a US edition of her poems ranked EC
's popularity almost as high as that of Felicia Hemans
or Caroline Norton
. It characterises her work in terms of emotion and...
was by no means forgotten after her first discovery. She was praised in John Duncombe
's Feminiadand accorded the largest share of space in Poems by Eminent Ladies.William Cowper
L. E. L.
Owing in large part to an article in The Wasp on 7 October 1826, reception of LEL's work was adversely affected in some quarters by rumours that her relationship with William Jerdan
was sexual and...
Nineteenth-century anthologists Alexander Dyce
and Frederic Rowton
chose their selection of Tollet's poems from that of Southey.
Londry, Michael, and Elizabeth Tollet. The Poems of Elizabeth Tollet. Oxford University, 2004.
Mid-century critic Jane Williams
thought Tollet lacked the vitalizing spark of genius, even though her correct metre...
published his anthologyThe Female Poets of Great Britain, Chronologically Arranged, with Copious Selections and Critical Remarks.