, a French woman by extraction, was eminent for her fine writing
, a French woman by extraction,
was eminent for her fine writing in the time of queen Elizabeth and James I. Many of her performances are still
extant both in our libraries and private hands; particularly
one in the Harcourt family, entitled “
Histories memorabiles Genesis per Esteram Inglis Gallam,” Edenburgi, ann.
Octonaries upon the vanitie and inconstancie of the world. Writin by Ester Inglis.
The firste of Januarie, 1600.” It is done, on an oblong
8vo, in French and English verse; the French is all in
print hand, and the English mostly Italian or secretary,
and is curiously ornamented with flowers and fruits painted
in water-colours, and on the first leaf is her own picture,
in a small form, with this motto,