William Collins

Standard Name: Collins, William,, poet


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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Maria Bennett
AMB 's daughter Harriet married, in 1784, a naval lieutenant, James Esten; they had two children. She made her theatre debut at Bristol two years later, probably under her mother's influence, and went on to...
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 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 Sarah Pearson
The family attends the funeral of Mirabeau ;
Pearson, Susanna. The Medallion. G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
2: 89
they are still in France at the onset of the dreadful events of September 1793: the beginning of the Terror.
Pearson, Susanna. The Medallion. G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
3: 98
The medallion is...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Radcliffe
Influences on AR 's writings include the opera, contemporary travel writers, and Joseph Priestley 's Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism, 1777.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press, 1999.
AR probably helped to produce the fashion for literary quotation...
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Smythies
In a critical preface HS reveals her gender though not her name. She opens by invoking the author of Rienzi (either, Mary Russell Mitford or Edward Bulwer Lytton ). The two groups of lovers and...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Bannerman
The contents included odes, sonnets (including one sequence from Petrarch and another based on Goethe 's Werther, in which she speaks as the male lover of a woman, with notes relating her poems to...
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
Textual Features Elizabeth Boyd
The two subsidiary poems are Macareus to Æolus, Done in imitation of Dryden 's Canace to Macareus and Æolus to Pluto.
Boyd, Elizabeth. Variety. T. Warner and B. Creake, 1727.
77ff, 87ff
They and Variety are whimsical, contorted, paradoxical—and brilliant. They revel in...
Textual Features Ann Hatton
The collection shows the poet as sensitive to the influences of canonical, that is fairly recent male, poetry. The dedication quotes Pope ; the Address to the Public says that not thirst of Fame but...
Textual Production Susanna Blamire
At some time after early 1791, in On Collins ' Ode to the Passions as Recited by Mrs. Esten, SB represented the spirit of Poetry as neglected and moping, without an audience, until the...
Textual Production Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB published her edition of the Works of the poet William Collins , with a critical introduction.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. British Library and ESTC North America, 1992.


15 February 1791
The actress Harriet Pye Esten (daughter of novelist Anna Maria Bennett ) gave a highly successful recitation at Covent Garden Theatre of William Collins 's Ode on the Passions.