Selected Poems of

Mary Scott

For a critical assessment of the poetry of Mary Scott, read the Introduction below. For biograhical information on Mary Scott, click here; for selections from her letters, click here. For the complete poetry and correspondence of Mary Scott, along with a detailed biographical account, see Timothy Whelan, gen. ed., Nonconformist Women Writers., 1720-1840 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011), vol. 4, pp. 1-104; 259-309. For more on Scott, see Timothy Whelan, "Mary Scott," Chapter 4 of Other British Voices: Women, Poetry, and Religion, 1766-1840 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 87-126; Timothy Whelan, “Mary Scott, Sarah Froud, and the Steele Literary Circle: A Revealing Annotation to The Female Advocate,Huntington Library Quarterly 77.4 (2015), pp. 435-52; idem, “When Kindred Souls Unite”: The Literary Friendship of Mary Steele and Mary Scott, 1766-1793,” Journal of Women’s Studies 43 (2014), pp. 619-40. See also Isabella Scott and Catherine Scott, A Family Biography 1662 to 1908 (London: James Nesbet & Co., 1908); H. McLachlan, ‘The Taylors and Scotts of the ‘Manchester Guardian,’’ Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society 4 (1927-30), pp. 24-34; Moira Ferguson, ‘‘The Cause of My Sex’: Mary Scott and the Female Literary Tradition’, Huntington Library Quarterly 50 (1987), pp. 359-77; ‘Mary Scott: Historicizing Women, (En)Gendering Cultural History’, in Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995), pp. 27-43.