James Thomson

Standard Name: Thomson, James,, 1700 - 1748


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Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Helme
Meanwhile in volume one, after the mother and daughter meet in ignorance of their relationship, they exchange somewhat similar histories of being orphaned (or supposedly orphaned), threatened with sexual violence, and undergoing actually violent emotional...
Intertextuality and Influence Dorothea Primrose Campbell
She dedicated the volume to Jane, Duchess of Gordon .
Gordon was well known as a social and political mover. Her reputation included great beauty, quick repartee, excellent business sense, astute match-making, and also coarse...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Helme
The title-page bears an epigraph from James Thomson , about the moral struggle of honour and aspiration against ease and luxury. It opens on an old-fashioned couple in their great Yorkshire house, Mr and Mrs...
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.
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 et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
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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.
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 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, 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 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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