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Standard Name: Southey, Robert
Robert Southey was a Romantic poet, one of the Lake Poets with Wordsworth and Coleridge . In addition to epics, ballads, and other verse, he penned several plays and contributed regularly to the ToryQuarterly Review. His prose works, for which he was celebrated during his lifetime, were primarily historical, ecclesiastical,and biographical, in addition to travel writing. He also produced translations (from French and Spanish), editions, and anthologies. He enjoyed an excellent reputation in his day, and for his last thirty years of life served as Poet Laureate.
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Four poems by AO were included in the first number of the reformist Annual Anthology, edited by Robert Southey It was here that she first published under her married name.
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. Adeline Mowbray, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, 1999, p. i - xxix.
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, 2009, p. xxxvii - lxx.
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|Dedications||Anna Eliza Bray||
AEB published her sixth novel, Warleigh; or, The Fatal Oak, A Legend of Devon, a historical romance in three volumes with a dedication to Robert Southey .
Kirk, John Foster, and S. Austin Allibone, editors. A Supplement to Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. J. B. Lippincott, 1891.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Kempe, John A.Editor , Chapman and Hall, 1884.
Bray, Anna Eliza. The Novels and Romances of Anna Eliza Bray. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.
|Dedications||Anna Eliza Bray||
In a letter dated February 1831, Southey suggested that she should create a good specimen of local history.
The resulting ninety-four letters, dedicated and addressed to Southey , were written between February 1832...
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
The original is by Dom Manuel José Quintana . Holford's dedication to Robert Southey (dated from Sharow Lodge in Ripon on 12 May)
praises him for championing the faith of his forefathers and...
Baillie, Joanna. The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie. Slagle, Judith BaileyEditor , Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999.
In later years she expanded her reading to include Shakespeare , Southey , Scott , Wordsworth , and Tennyson . She also read Henry Drummond 's Natural Law in the Spiritual World and hisTropical Africa and Charles Lamb 's Letters.
Some Recollections of Jean Ingelow and Her Early Friends. Kennikat Press, 1972.
British Library Catalogue.
Peters, Maureen. Jean Ingelow: Victorian Poetess. Boydell, 1972.
|Education||Mary Matilda Betham||
More important than his teaching were her own efforts in a congenial atmosphere. The family would read aloud from poems and plays, providing their own appreciation and criticism. In her diary she wrote: In our...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Robinson|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sara Coleridge|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sara Coleridge||
Robert Southey , SC 's uncle by marriage, contributed significantly to her upbringing and education.
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Caroline Bowles||
After the death of his first wife, Edith Fricker , in 1838, Robert Southey proposed to CB . The original Dictionary of National Biography called her acceptance of his offer the most momentous step of her life.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Caroline Bowles|