n the meantime she went with her brother Hammond, of Quebec, to Europe, 1830, where she visited Southey, and by his advice got out a London edition of Zophiel.
She was introduced to Lafayette, who woman of her time.
On Zophiel; or, The Bride of Seven, Mrs. Brooks' fame as a poetess rests.
The Doctor, Chapter 54. after quoting from this poem, adds: So sings Maria del Occidente, thee solitude of the soft twilight, longing for the presence of Zophiel, she sings that song which Southey quotes with such delight in The Doctor, claiming that it is not only equal but superior to Sapp infused with evil and impressive by the distinctively spiritual significance of the vision.
Southey's enthusiastic appreciation is well known.
Charles Lamb rose from the reading of Zophiel with the exclamation: Southey says it is by some Yankee woman; as if there had ever been a woman capable of anything so great!
And still Zophiel remains unread and even unknown by name to the general rea