James Thomson

Standard Name: Thomson, James,, 1700 - 1748


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Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
Under a perfunctory pretence of writing about the monarchs Henry VI and Edward IV , with dignifying chapter-headings from Shakespeare , Milton , Thomson , Prior , Gray , Pope , and the poems of...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Boyd
A first prologue addresses Pope , and invokes the ghosts of Shakespeare (The Wonder, as the Glory of the Land) and Dryden (Shakespear's Freind) as mentors to EB 's performance in...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Harvey
In addition to quotation from Milton , Pope , and Thomson , this book has a Sterne an flavour, with passages titled from sights (like The Theatre Royal and The Merchants's Court) alternating with...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Brooke
Brooke's preface said she had drawn on the book of Ruth, on the Palemon and Lavinia inset story in James Thomson 's Seasons, and on an opera by Favart .
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
55 (1783): 152
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Strutt
The title-page quotes Shakespeare : later on Pope , Thomson , Thomas Tickell , Charles Cotton , and others are quoted too. Characters include a seducer and promiser-breaker who dies in a duel. The central...
Intertextuality and Influence Medora Gordon Byron
Alexander Pope is quoted on the title-page (An Essay on Criticism), James Thomson at the head of the first chapter, John Langhorne for another chapter. The novel opens in the new style of...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Helme
The title-page bears some lines from James Thomson beginning Ye good distrest! / Ye noble few!, which assure the good that their earthly trials and sufferings will be brief.
Helme, Elizabeth. Louisa. G. Kearsley, 1787.
A preface defends the...
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...
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 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 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 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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