A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Tighe, Mary

Tighe, Mary (BLACKFORD) (1772-1810). -- Poet, dau. of a clergyman, made an unhappy marriage, though she had beauty and amiable manners, and was highly popular in society. She wrote a good deal of verse; but her chief poem was a translation in Spenserian stanza of the tale of Cupid and Psyche, which won the admiration of such men as Sir J. Mackintosh, Moore, and Keats.