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ENGLISH POETRY, 1750-1855

Part 1: Recollections, Conversations and Commonplace Books of the Reverend John Mitford (1781-1859) from the British Library, London

This is an important series of commonplace books documenting 18th and early 19th century poetry.

The volumes were compiled by John Mitford, editor of many of the Aldine editions of English poets, and of the Gentleman's Magazine from 1834 to 1850, to record both his research and his table-talk.  There is valuable information concerning:

  • John Dryden
  • Alexander Pope
  • Thomas Gray
  • Samuel Daniel
  • Junius
  • William Cowper
  • Oliver Goldsmith 
  • Hannah More
  • Horace Walpole
  • William Mason 
  • Samuel Rogers 
  • Crabb Robinson
  • Robert Southey
  • William Beckford
  • Joshua Reynolds


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