Mark Akenside

Standard Name: Akenside, Mark


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Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Hofland
The title-page quotes Mark Akenside . This time the husband dies of consumption, leaving his widow, Maria Gardiner, with five surviving children and a sixth on the way. Although all six end the story well...
Intertextuality and Influence Margaret Holford
The title-page quotes Akenside . The heroine, Maria, is brought up by an aunt, and has to make her way by her own earnings as a governess after her aunt dies. She is ultimately re-united...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth B. Lester
Its title-page quotes from Akenside , but the tutelary genius of the novel is Shakespeare , several of whose plays have left their mark on it. The story opens (recalling two of Mrs Ross 's...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
The title-page quotation from Paradise Lost features the archangel Raphael's pronouncement that it is better for human beings to know That which before us lies in daily life than things remote.
Feminist Companion Archive.
According to critic...
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 Frances Arabella Rowden
An advertisement (dated 13 April 1810) promises to delineate not only friendship's pleasures but all the great and heroic deeds inspired by it.
Rowden, Frances Arabella. The Pleasures of Friendship. A Poem.
Even love consists of friendship, when it is abstracted from the...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Frederick Clark
The title-page quotes Akenside , and each individual tale, too, has its quotation. A frame story tells how three sisters ask their father, on a snowy night, to tell them a story from his own...
Intertextuality and Influence B. M. Croker
The first chapter is has an epigraph from Pope (A youth of frolic, an old age of cards) and Croker goes on to head her chapters with great literary names like Milton and...
Publishing Elizabeth Hervey
Elizabeth Hervey 's anonymous first book, Melissa and Marcia; or, the Sisters: A Novel, issued by William Lane with a quotation from Akenside on its title-page, was advertised as published.
Garside, Peter. “The English Novel in the Romantic Era: Consolidation and Dispersal”. The English Novel 1770-1829, edited by Peter Garside et al., Oxford University Press, pp. 2: 15 - 103.
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Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
65 (1788): 466
Textual Production Anna Jane Vardill
The popularity of this formula had endured for generations, from Mark Akenside (The Pleasures of Imagination, 1744) and Thomas Warton (The Pleasures of Melancholy, 1747), through Samuel Rogers (The Pleasures...
Textual Production Helena Wells
It was issued by Cadell and Davies , with title-page reference to The Step-Mother and a quotation from Akenside on virtue as a source of happiness. HW 's preface, composed while living in Westminster...
Textual Production Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB began her career as a writer for hire
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
and as a scholarly editor with her critical introduction to Mark Akenside 's best-known poem, The Pleasures of Imagination, for a new edition by...
Textual Production Mary Hays
It was published by Simpkin and Marshall , dedicated to Eliza Fenwick in these words: While the Atlantic rolls between us, allow me, dear friend, to gratify my feelings, by addressing to you this little...


14 January 1744: Mark Akenside published a lengthy, influential,...

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14 January 1744

Mark Akenside published a lengthy, influential, philosophic poem in blank verse entitled The Pleasures of Imagination: the faculty which, he argues, the artist uses to apprehend and to imitate the wonders of God's creation.

29 March 1747: The poet Mark Akenside launched his periodical...

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29 March 1747

The poet Mark Akenside launched his periodicalThe Museum, which ran until the following year.

By early June 1792: Samuel Rogers anonymously published a successful...

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By early June 1792

Samuel Rogers anonymously published a successful poem in heroic couplets called The Pleasures of Memory (a title looking back to Akenside 's The Pleasures of Imagination, 1744).


Akenside, Mark. The Pleasures of Imagination. T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1795.