Monthly Magazine (1797)

Monthly Magazine, 3 (1797), 47.


Miss Hays’s “Emma Courtney,” written to show the danger of indulging extreme sensibility, is an interesting and instructive performance, abounding with just and liberal sentiments, and evidently the production of a well cultivated and enlightened mind.  

[This short critique immediately follows comments on Walker’s Theodore Cyphon, or the Benevolent Jew. It is the only comment in the Monthly Magazine on Emma Courtney, which seems surprising given Hays’s close affiliation with the magazine at this time.