The Lady's Monthly Museum (essay date 1803)
SOURCE: The Lady's Monthly Museum, May, 1803, pp. 286–91.
[In the following encomium from a nineteenth-century popular magazine, the anonymous critic praises Rowe's writing and her person.]
Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe, not more admired for her fine writings by the ingenious who did not know her, than esteemed and loved by all her acquaintance, for the many amiable qualities of her heart, was born at Ilchester, in Somersetshire, September 11, 1674; being the eldest of three daughters of Walter Singer, Esq. a gentleman of good family, and Mrs. Elizabeth Portnell; both of them persons of very great worth and piety.
Those who were acquainted with Mrs. Rowe in...
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