Edward Young

Standard Name: Young, Edward


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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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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.
The book's short...
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 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 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...


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.