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.
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 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...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Maria Mackenzie
The epigraph on the first title-page is the sonnet by Queen Elizabeth beginning The toppe of hope, now generally known by the title of Doubt of Future Foes. The second volume's title-page is...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Julia Young
The epigraph is a quotation from Edward Young about merit in a low estate. This novel traces the tortuous path towards happy marriage of a young man (instead of a young woman) and presents relations...
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Pym
BP began this novel as a story about Hilary and me as spinsters of fiftyish—that is, about a then unimaginable future. Its dry humour and irony, its concentration on middle-aged spinsters, clergy, and the...
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Corp
HC 's first title-page bears a quotation from Edward Young . Her introductory address apologises for imperfections which she trusts the critical reader to overlook, and says she means her work primarily for the younger...
Intertextuality and Influence Radagunda Roberts
Albert. A Legendary Tale has its own illustrated title-page, and a quotation from Edward Young as epigraph.
Roberts, Radagunda. Albert, Edward and Laura, and The Hermit of Priestland: Three Legendary Tales. J. Dodsley.
Roberts, Radagunda. Albert, Edward and Laura, and The Hermit of Priestland: Three Legendary Tales. J. Dodsley.
In it RR nicely evokes the Knights of St John, one of whom is the protagonist here...


May 1742-January 1746: Edward Young published his long poem of mourning...

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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...

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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.