James Thomson

Standard Name: Thomson, James,, 1700 - 1748


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Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Watts
The title-page quotes James Thomson . The preface declares a serious, anxious, and most sincere desire to inculcate respect and tenderness towards all the inferior creatures.
Watts, Susanna. The Insects in Council. Hurst, Chance; A. Cockshaw, 1828.
Watts sets out the fairly new idea that...
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Hofland
The title-page quotes James Thomson , and the preface acknowledges the influence of Maria Edgeworth 's The Modern Griselda, 1805.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
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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 Emily Frederick Clark
The title-page of the first volume quotes Mary Robinson writing on the heart's sufferings, and that of the last volume quotes James Thomson on the eventual reward for suffering of the noble few. The...
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Hofland
The title-page quotes James Thomson . Uncharacteristically, BH offers meticulous description of landscape and works of art.
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 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 Anna Maria Mackenzie
The novel begins without preliminary paratext. An epigraph from James Thomson (Ah! little think the gay licentious proud . . .) declares sympathy for the underdog, but this is not, as the title...
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
William Enfield quoted eight lines from Aikin (as Our Poetess) in dedicating his very popular anthology The Speaker, designed for the teaching of elocution, to the head of Warrington Academy . Her volume...
Literary responses Sarah Wentworth Morton
Julie Ellison , who traces in Ouâbi the influence of male British poets like Thomson and Goldsmith , and their sentimental, topographical, masculinist traditions,
Ellison, Julie. “Race and Sensibility in the Early Republic: Ann Eliza Bleecker and Sarah Wentworth Morton”. Subjects and Citizens, edited by Michael Moon and Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University Press, 1995, pp. 57 -86.
judges that the poem's vision of racial harmony depends on...
Literary responses Elizabeth Tollet
ET 's reputation persisted for some time after her death. Mary Scott praised her highly in The Female Advocate, 1774. John Duncombe (though her posthumous publication was too late for inclusion in his Feminiad...
Literary responses Mary Collier
Donna Landry , in her pioneering book about labouring-class woman poets, attributed to MC a religious conservatism which she said she would rather believe that Collier was assuming to please her patrons. She nevertheless finds...
Literary Setting Susanna Blamire
This topographical poem in heroic couplets has many remarkable features: an early description of urban industrial conditions (as the poet opens by turning her back on the town for the village); a catalogue of flowers...
Occupation Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Among writers who received Lady Hertford's patronage were Elizabeth Singer Rowe , Elizabeth Boyd , Elizabeth Carter , Mary Chandler , Isaac Watts , Laurence Eusden (for whom she set topics of occasional poems), James Thomson
Reception Jane Austen
In 1933 there was excitement in the book-collecting world when a small collection of books that Austen had owned (by writers like Ariosto , Goldsmith , Hume , and Thomson ) appeared in the catalogue...


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