In 1613 LMW
was praised in verse by George Wither
and Joshua Sylvester
. Most of these poets chose to celebrate her mind, even more than her beauty. (So, besides those named, did William Drummond
Intertextuality and Influence
's published volume, The Tenth Muse, is dominated by her two most ambitious works, long composite poems in pentameter couplets: Quaternions, written before 1642, and An Exact Epitome of the Four Monarchies...
Lady Mary Wroth
A complimentary remark of Joshua Sylvester
implies that she was circulating her writings in manuscript by this date.
Roberts, Josephine A., and Lady Mary Wroth. “Introduction and Notes”. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, Louisiana State University Press, pp. 3 - 75, 219.