née Blair (Tipton, 1779–1863, ?), was the wife of an MP and a respected critic. The reviews she devoted to the German literary scene in well-known periodicals such as Blackwood's Magazine and the Foreign Quarterly Review adopted a conservative stance but showed her wide-ranging curiosity. Her readiness to relate works and writers to the general development of literature ensured the lasting accuracy of her judgements and represents a major contribution to the reception of German literature in the English-speaking world.
From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.