The Ridpath Library Of Universal Literature (volume 21); A Biographical And Bibliographical Summary…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Clark Ridpath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... SOUTHEY, Robert, an English poet, born at Bristol, August 12, 1774; died at Keswick, March 21, 1843. Having been left an orphan at an earl' age, he was placed by a maternal uncle in Westminster School, where he remained four years, and was then expelled for publishing a paper satirizing corporal punishment. In 1793 he was entered at Balliol College, Oxford. He was destined for the Church; but he had embraced Unitarian views in religion--as did Coleridge, with whom he here became intimate; both, however, before long, became High Churchmen in the Anglican faith. He left Oxford after a year's residence. He had become dazzled with the democratic theories engendered by the French Revolution; and he, with Coleridge and Robert Lovell, formed a scheme for emigrating to America and establishing upon the banks of the Susquehannaa "Pantisocracy," or ideal community, in which all the members were to be on a perfect equality. All were to be married, the women to perform the domestic duties, and the men to cultivate literature, " with neither king nor lord nor priest to mar their felicity." To raise the requisite funds, Southey and Coleridge each undertook to deliver a course of lectures, and in conjunction wrote The Fate of Robespierre, a drama of which twothirds was by Southey, who had already published Wat Tyler, a poem that attracted sufficient attention to be denounced in the House of Commons as seditious. The pantisocratic scheme was abandoned in consequence of some disagreement among the projectors. In 1795 Southey wrote Joan of Arc, an epic poem, for which Cottle, a Bristol publisher, paid him fifty guineas. He also engaged to publish all the poems that Coleridge had written, and all that he should thereafter write. In 1795 Southey married Miss Edith Fricker of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... SOUTHEY, Robert, an English poet, born at Bristol, August 12, 1774; died at Keswick, March 21, 1843. Having been left an orpha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217610412

ISBN - 13:9780217610414

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