|If one may judge from the heroines of novels like Ann Radcliffe's
Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho—which novels
very likely were familiar to Louisa—writing poetry and going for solitary
walks to view the beauties of nature would not have been uncommon activities
for young ladies of the time. See O16
Almost all of Louisa's poeticizing is about external nature and prompted by fresh encounters with it.