Edward Young

Standard Name: Young, Edward


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Dedications Mary Julia Young
The dedication to Mrs Trant (presumably the same who also received a dedication from Charlotte Brooke ) mentions that she can boast of being allied toEdward Young . In 2007 the reprint firm of...
Dedications Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Rowe had used the phrase Epistles from the Dead to the Living about her own letters not long after her husband's death.
Bigold, Melanie. “Elizabeth Rowe’s Fictional and Familiar Letters: Exemplarity, Enthusiasm, and the Production of Posthumous Meaning”. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 1-14.
The work was dedicated to Edward Young , with a mention of...
Education Ann Yearsley
AY 's mother taught her to read, to think, and to question. Her brother taught her to write. Her family owned some books, notably Edward Young 's Night Thoughts, which she got to know almost by heart.
Waldron, Mary. Lactilla, Milkwoman of Clifton: The Life and Writings of Ann Yearsley, 1753-1806. University of Georgia Press, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Julia Young
MJY claimed late in life to be the the only living relative of the respected poet and clergyman Edward Young (1683-1765)—whose only child, Frederick Young (1732-88), apparently never married. The poet, she says, was a...
Friends, Associates Frances Sheridan
In London they quickly acquired an influential and highly talented circle of friends, including Samuel Johnson , Samuel Richardson , Edward Young , Frances Brooke , Sarah Scott , and Sarah Fielding . Richardson admired...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Steele
Her non-religious poems show her a confident, versatile, accomplished writer. She casts a net of allusion widely—Milton , Gray , Edward Young . She imitates Pope on solitude, writes first of James Hervey 's...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Talbot
This essay, an answer to number 11, which had taken the form of a letter from To-day, displays CT 's characteristic whimsical ingenuity. Night, claiming to be the elder sister of Today, defends dark...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs E. M. Foster
The novel parodies Germaine de Staël 's Corinne (which had appeared in French in 1807, in English in 1808). Chapters are supplied with epigraphs: some standard choices like Pope and Cowper , but also texts...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
The title-page quotes Edward Young on the dangers, for a woman, of love. An Advertisement calls the author only an editor of a French original, but says so many changes have been made that little...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Francis
AF writes in the style of mid-century poets Gray and especially Collins , whose names she specifically invokes and whose words she echoes, along with classics of the past like Petrarch . She records an...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gilding
Referring to her three dead children EG writes of Death: Thrice his darts flew.
Pitcher, Edward W. “Eliza Gilding (Mrs. Daniel Turner): Some Facts and Inferences”. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 6-22.
This is a near quotation from Edward Young 's Night Thoughts (the passage beginning Insatiate Archer! could not one suffice...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Yearsley
AY 's mother and elder brother both guided her early development towards bookishness. Their small store of books included Edward Young 's Night Thoughts, an importance influence on her poetry.
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
The day was spent travelling from Glasgow to Inveraray. The writer throws in quotations and allusions (Edward Young , the Bible, Macpherson 's Ossian and Homer 's Odyssey, Sterne and Smollett
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Jacson
Chapters are headed with a lavish array of quotations. Among the better-known authors are Ariosto (in the original), Shakespeare , Drayton , Milton , Pope (on the title-page), Young , Gray , Collins , Johnson
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Latter
The first letter, the earliest piece in the volume, was said to have been written seventeen years ago at the age of seventeen: to Myra, which suggests that ML may have been one among...


May 1742-January 1746
Edward Young published his long poem of mourning (an influence on succeeding poetry both pious and morbid), The Complaint, or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality.
12 May 1759
Edward Young published Conjectures on Original Composition. In a letter to the author of Sir Charles Grandison; a second volume followed the next month.


Young, Edward. Night Thoughts. Phillips and Sampson, 1847.