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, 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 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 Eleanor Sleath
The chapter headings quote a range of canonical or contemporary writers, including Shakespeare , Milton , Pope , Thomson , Goldsmith , William Mason , John Langhorne , Burns , Erasmus Darwin , Edward Young
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Corp
The title-page quotes Edward Young . HC comments approvingly on the spread of education for the poor, who are now admitted to that equality which God ordains in intellectual improvement.
Corp, Harriet. Familiar Scenes, Histories, and Reflections. Whittaker, 1821.
The book's short...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs Ross
MR 's title is a complex literary allusion. The tragic heroine of Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, 1703, tells her unwanted fiancé that their hearts were never paired above . . . joined...
Intertextuality and Influence Margaret Croker
The title-page quotes from Milton 's sonnet on his dead wife. The text quotes from Pope and Young . MC emphasises real, sincere emotion (her only recommendation, she says) in her dedication, in the advertisement...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Deverell
Each of the seven sermons in this edition has a topic, and an introductory verse quotation: from Young , Milton , Prior , Blair , Thomson , and Pope . MD 's repeated claims to...
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 Steele
The title-page of this first collection quotes from Edward Young 's Night Thoughts. Its two volumes contain most of AS 's striking hymns: metrically inventive and vividly imagistic. The figure of Christ evokes fervent...
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...


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.