Charlotte Brooke

Standard Name: Brooke, Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte Brooke
Irishwoman CB wrote during the final two decades of the eighteenth century in many genres (including a lost play, a novel, poetry, and letters, the last two mainly religious in tone and subject-matter), but her claim to fame is her scholarly and creative rediscovery, translation, and publication of poetry written in the Irish language.


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Dedications Mary Julia Young
The dedication to Mrs Trant (presumably the same who also received a dedication from Charlotte Brooke ) mentions that she can boast of being allied toEdward Young . In 2007 the reprint firm of...
Education Dora Sigerson
Irish critic and nationalist John O'Leary played a particularly significant role in DS 's development as a poet; he helped teach her about poetics, to compensate for her lack of formal training. He gave her...
Friends, Associates Clara Reeve
Among her friends were Martha Bridgen (daughter of Samuel Richardson ), Thomas Percy , and Joseph Cooper Walker
Trainer, James, and Clara Reeve. “Introduction”. The Old English Baron, Oxford University Press.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
(who was also a good friend to other women writers from around the British Isles: to...
Intertextuality and Influence Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
SOLM was, throughout her career, torn between the feminine, impulsive, emotional aspect of herself and the learned, even pedantic aspect. She early confided in Alicia Lefanu that the most powerful element in her complex, powerful...
Intertextuality and Influence Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Owenson says she has snatched these poems from oblivion and bound them in a wreath; she may have found the flower imagery in the analogous work of Charlotte Brooke . In fact she translated songs...
Textual Features Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
The story, told in letters, is set in the late eighteenth century, before the Rebellion and the Union, before English political attitudes hardened towards Irish desire for change. It reads like a parable of reconciliation...
Textual Production Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
The year after Gonzalvo of Cordova, Barbarina Wilmot (later Lady Dacre) wrote her next historical tragedy, Pedarias, a Tragic Drama, basing her work this time on Les Incas by Jean-François Marmontel
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
(which had...
Textual Production Augusta Gregory
At the turn of the twentieth century, AG 's literary productivity rose dramatically. This can be attributed largely to her burgeoning nationalism and her desire to do something for Ireland.
Saddlemyer, Ann. In Defence of Lady Gregory, Playwright. Dufour Editions.
She says in her...


1764: Evan Evans published Some Specimens of the...

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Evan Evans published Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards.


Crossley-Seymour, Aaron, and Charlotte Brooke. “A Memoir of Miss Brooke”. Reliques of Irish Poetry, J. Christie, 1816, p. 1: iii - cxxviii.
Brooke, Charlotte. Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques of Irish Poetry. Editor Ni Mhunghaile, Lesa, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2009.
Ashley, Leonard R. N. et al. “Introduction”. Reliques of Irish Poetry, Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1970, p. v - xv.
Brooke, Charlotte. “Introduction”. Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques of Irish Poetry, edited by Lesa Ni Mhunghaile, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2009, p. xxv - xliv.
Brooke, Charlotte. Reliques of Irish Poetry. George Bonham, 1789.
Brooke, Henry. The Poetical Works of Henry Brooke, Esq. Editor Brooke, Charlotte, Printed for the editor, 1792.
Brooke, Charlotte. The School for Christians. Bernard Dornin, 1791.