Samuel Kettell, ed. Specimens of American Poetry. 1829.
Critical and Biographical Notice
Mercy Otis Warren (17281814)
MRS WARREN was the wife of General James Warren, of Plymouth, and the daughter of James Otis of Barnstable, celebrated in the political history of Massachusetts. She had an extensive acquaintance with the public men of the revolutionary period, and the chief persons of literary distinction in the country. These advantages enabled her to compose a History of the American Revolution, and this work has made her favorably known. She also wrote before the Revolution, two political works called The Adulator, and The Group. In 1790, she published a volume containing two tragedies, and some miscellaneous poems. She died in 1814. Her writings are very creditable to her for learning, good judgment, and a cultivated mind. Her versification is distinguishable for correctness and ease.