ced her protege to the Prince of Wales, known afterwards as George IV., and who was so well pleased with the young author and her book as to bestow a pension on her father.
Writing, now observes Mrs. Rowson, was her most pleasurable amusement; and she gave to the world in rapid succession the following books: Mary, or, The Test of Honor, A Trip to Parnassus, The Inquisitor.
Nason says of them these works exhibit alike fertility of imagination, simplicity of style, and purity of heart.
In 1790, Mrs. Rowson, then in her twenty-eighth year, published in London that well-known work, Charlotte Temple, or, A Tale of Truth, which at once engaged the attention of the public and established her reputation as one of the ablest female writers in the department of literature she had chosen.
Charlotte Temple is a literary curiosity; twenty-five thousand copies were sold within a few years after its publication, and editions almost innumerable appeared both in England and America.
Joseph T. B