On Amira’s Reading Grandison in the Absence of Portius
The livelong day tho’ some folks say
Text: MS, Steele Collection, Angus Library, Regents Park College, STE 3/3/1, p. 67; this poem first published in Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840, vol. 2 (ed. Julia B. Griffin), pp. 159-60. Reference in the title is to Samuel Richardson's popular novel, The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753), which suggests a relative date for the poem.