Robert Southey"s views on English literature.
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Published in [Ann Arbor, Mich.] .
Written in English


  • Southey, Robert, -- 1774-1843,
  • English literature -- History and criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 438 p.
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19151481M

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Robert Southey Full view - Letters from England, Volume 3 Robert Southey Full view - Page - We talk of the liberty of the English, and they talk of their own -liberty ; but there is no liberty in England for the poor. They are no longer sold with the soil, it is true ; . Robert Southey English poet, historian, biographer, and essayist. For further information on Southey's life and career, see NCLC, Volume Robert Southey, an English poet of the. Robert Southey. In September of , the Southeys moved to the Lake District, Keswick. (See map.) It would certainly seem that they moved there at the invitation of Mrs. Southey's sister, Sara. As we have seen, Sara had married Coleridge. By , Sara was in need of help. Description. Exchanged ten years before the publication of Jane Eyre (), this manuscript letter from the poet laureate Robert Southey to Charlotte Brontë advises against women pursuing a career in writing. Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it even as an.

Robert Southey was expelled from Westminster School for criticising the practice of flogging in the school magazine. This incident helped to fire his youthful revolutionary ideals, which found expression a few years later in his first long poem Joan of Arc (). It appears at around the same time as W.A. Speck's biography, Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters (), and the book of essays edited by Linda Pratt on Robert Southey and the Contexts of English Romanticism (), which provided the theme for a conference held at Keswick, Southey's Lakeland home, in March All three authors. Southey has become castigated for his views expressed in the letter. Of course it seems laughable at best, if not downright offensive, to believe that literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life. The poet laureate was, however, a product of his time, and his views would have been widely agreed with, as they even were by Charlotte at first. LITERATURE. Discover rare poetry, English, American & modern literature, world literature and much more. View Category. Rare books by Robert Southey, including first editions and finely bound copies of his poetry and The Life of Nelson. View a map. 10am–6pm, Monday – Saturday. Tel: +44 (0)20 Fax: +44 (0)20

Robert Southey: A Selective Chronology – The following chronology deals with significant dates in Southey’s life, from his birth in to the end of , as well as listing his major publications. From Robert Southey, Letters from England a little of what was ascribed to them had really occurred, but the whole plot, colouring and costume of the book were fictitious. It was a work, said he, written to serve the purposes of a party, with the same spirit and the same intent as those which in old times led to such absurd and monstrous. Although it was also published in his ' Book of Poems ', it never became well-known except locally. Southey refers in it to his 'dull rhymes' and, although he became poet laureate, he was never. Comments about His Books by Robert Southey. Tripathi (8/17/ AM) Past enters the Present which leads to , a nice poem worth emulating in life. Report Reply. Susan Williams (12/5/ PM) His delight is with the dead, his thoughts are with the dead, and his hopes are with the dead. I've never thought books.