London: Printed for John Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place; G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row; and B and J. White, Fleet Street, 1794. First octavo edition, following the two editions in quarto published in 1793, with an added poem "On Reading the Verses of Lady Manners, to Solitude" by Mrs. Cowley. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. Boards slightly soiled with a few small chips. Minor toning to spine. Very light foxing. A fine copy, clean and tight. Original blue boards with a plain paper spine, uncut and unopened. Octavo. ., 152 pp. Item #16315
Lady Catherine Rebecca Manners (1776-1852) was the daughter of Francis Grey, and came from Lehena Co. Cork. In 1790, she married William Manners (later Talmash, Lord Huntingtower of Leicester). There are twenty-eight poems in the present work, including the poem by Mrs. Cowley; much of the poetry contained in Poems is in praise of Ireland.
Jackson's Romantic Poetry by Women, Manners I(b).