Thomas Gray

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Standard Name: Gray, Thomas
Used Form: Mr. D. Gray

Connections

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Education Anna Swanwick
At home her mother had read to her daughters, while they sewed, Greek and Roman history, and writers like Pope , and Cowper . At four Anna could recite long passages from Milton 's L'Allegro...
Education Zora Neale Hurston
She also worked at the beginnings of her education. When she happened upon Milton 's Paradise Lost she devoured it, and she learned Gray 's Elegy in a Country Churchyard by heart in the course...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Scott
William, baptised in 1727, became a clergyman and a friend of the poet Thomas Gray .
Rizzo, Betty, and Sarah Scott. “Introduction”. The History of Sir George Ellison, University Press of Kentucky, 1996, p. ix - xlv.
ix, x
Friends, Associates Cecil Frances Alexander
The writers whom CFA most admired during her childhood were Scott , Gray , and, to a lesser extent, Wordsworth and Byron .
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
xxiii
Around 1833, Cecil Frances Humphreys came into contact with a significant...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Fanshawe
The poems by CF include an Elegy on the Abrogation of the Birthnight Ball (her lament, in the person of an elderly beau, for the passing of the old-fashioned minuet: an orgy of grandiose parody...
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 Mary Robinson
It is set in France, and voices anti-Catholic sentiments. The poetry quoted in it (by poets of the Graveyard School like Edward Young , Thomas Gray , and Edward Young , as well as...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
As well as her central allusion to Barbauld, AG claims authority for her work by quoting Milton on her title-page and later as well, and by echoing, in her deliberately derivative, that is traditional style...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Her early work and the passages she copied into her mother's commonplace-book show the influence of Tennyson and Wordsworth ; she also acknowledged the impact of Gray and Crabbe , and wrote several poems inspired...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
Under a perfunctory pretence of writing about the monarchs Henry VI and Edward IV , with dignifying chapter-headings from Shakespeare , Milton , Thomson , Prior , Gray , Pope , and the poems of...
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 Anna Letitia Barbauld
It is not true that Corsica was unique as an overtly political poem by a woman (precedents reach from the seventeenth century to Verses on the Present State of Ireland by Margaret Bingham, Countess Lucan
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 Elizabeth Pipe Wolferstan
The title poem alludes through its name to Mozart 's Magic Flute. Its protagonist, Catherine, nearly eighteen, is gently mocked for her literary aspirations: Her Poems good, if not surprising, / On Friendship, Death...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Browne
FB began writing at the age of seven, when, inspired by her great and strange love of poetry, she attempted to re-write The Lord's Prayer in verse.
Browne, Frances. The Star of Attéghéi; the Vision of Schwartz; and Other Poems. Edward Moxon, 1844.
xvi-xvii
She continued to write throughout her childhood...

Timeline

30 May 1747
Thomas Gray published Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.
18 March 1748
Robert Dodsley first offered for sale his influential Collection of Poems by Several Hands.
15 February 1751
Thomas Gray published his Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard, to forestall unauthorized publication.
By June 1753
Thomas Gray 's Poems were published by Dodsley , with designs by Richard Bentley the younger.
8 August 1757
Thomas Gray published his Two Odes (the Pindarics The Bard and The Progress of Poesy).
15 January 1759
The British Museum (including what had formerly been known as the King's Library ), established six years earlier, was first opened to the public.
22 September 1761
King George III and Queen Charlotte were crowned; Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray each left a vivid account of the occasion, while Catherine Talbot wrote a prose poem about non-attendance, about spending a festal day...
1775
The first, posthumous, printing of Thomas Gray 's sonnet on the death of Richard West caused a literary sensation; it laid the foundation for Charlotte Smith 's Elegiac Sonnets, 1784, and the revival of the sonnet form.