James Beattie

Standard Name: Beattie, James


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Education Annie Tinsley
She was also taught, perhaps between schools, by her father. By the age of eleven she had devoured the poetry of the British Classics from Chaucer to Beattie ,
Peet, Henry. Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Novelist and Poet. Butler and Tanner, 1930.
as well as Burns ,...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Montagu
EM was a family friend of Dr John Gregory (author of A Father's Legacy to His Daughters and his daughter Dorothea. In the 1760s they visited Scotland together, and John Gregory introduced EM to two...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Isabella Spence
When very young, too young to appreciate them (though she remembered Campbell well), she was entertained in the houses of two eminent men, Dr James Beattie and Dr George Campbell .
Spence, Elizabeth Isabella. Sketches of the Present Manners, Customs, and Scenery of Scotland. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811.
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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 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 Frances Isabella Duberly
The title-page quotes James Beattie and Shakespeare . For dedication, five stanzas from Longfellow addressed to absent friends invoke again members of the Eighth Hussars . FID 's preface declares her intention of reporting the...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Harvey
The title-page quotes James Beattie . The action moves further afield than in JH 's previous works, to such places as London, Hampstead, and Cambridge. JH here comes close to depicting a...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Hatton
The work is headed with a motto: Feeling, not genius, prompts the lay,
Feminist Companion Archive.
and a stanza from James Beattie 's The Minstrel. Contents include both Nova Scotia and Inscription for a temple, in a...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
This was CT 's greatest success. The young George Farquhar much admired it; it was even praised by Charles Gildon .
Greer, Germaine, Susan Hastings, Jeslyn Medoff, and Melinda Sansone, editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago, 1988.
Her association with Congreve, however, brought CT (together with Mary Pix) some hostile...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
She was, however, more than any other woman writer, an important influence on the Bluestockings and their thinking about morality, religion, and gender.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Catherine Talbot , for one, strongly agreed with Birch in an...
Occupation Frances Reynolds
Samuel Johnson was eager to sit for her, and did so on three occasions: in March 1775, in June 1780, and in summer 1783. He may have been sitting for her on the day before...
Textual Features Susanna Watts
The title-page quotes Pope , who also (with his Messiah) stands first among the contents. Some pieces are unascribed; others are by Byron (The Isles of Greece), Jane Taylor (The Squire's...
Textual Production Harriet Lee
HL 's fourth volume of Canterbury Tales (published in her name only, with a title-page quotation from James Beattie ) included the best-known among them: The German's Tale. Kruitzner.
Lee, Harriet, and Sophia Lee. Canterbury Tales. G. G. and J. Robinson, 1805.
Textual Production Mary Stockdale
She published it as Miss S., through her father 's firm, and dedicated it to the king . She put out a second edition in 1817, as The Mirror of the Mind, and Other...
Textual Production Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
Attribution to SSW of original short fiction is likely to be dubious: it may be only that her source has not yet been discovered. However, she did claim to have written for herself in this...


By February 1771
Scottish poet James Beattie published the first book of his poemThe Minstrel.