John Wilson

Standard Name: Wilson, John,, 1785 - 1854
Used Form: Christopher North


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Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
She was welcomed into Edinburgh society, where she attended dinners, masked balls, and concerts. Through her London editors, John Murray and John Gibson Lockhart , she made literary connections. She knew Professor John Wilson and...
Friends, Associates Caroline Bowles
CB 's dealings with Blackwood's led to a positive working relationship with editor John Wilson . She also maintained a long correspondence with Anna Eliza Bray and (in later years) a shorter one with poet...
Friends, Associates Frances Browne
There FB joined a literary circle whose members included the essayist John Wilson .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Friends, Associates Felicia Hemans
While in Scotland she met not only Scott and Jeffrey , she met in person her publisher William Blackwood , writer Anne Grant , critic John Wilson , and sculptor Angus Fletcher .
Lawrence, Rose. The Last Autumn at a Favorite Residence, with Other Poems. G. and J. Robinson, etc. and John Murray.
Hughes, Harriet Browne Owen, and Felicia Hemans. “Memoir of Mrs. Hemans”. The Works of Mrs. Hemans, W. Blackwood, pp. 1-315.
Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
Our Village was praised by Christopher North (John Wilson) , Felicia Hemans , Elizabeth Barrett (who called Mitford here a sort of prose Crabbe in the sun
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
and Harriet Martineau . MRM was especially gratified...
Literary responses Elizabeth Isabella Spence
John Wilson made a slashing attack
Perkins, Pamela. “’News from Scotland’: Female Networks in the Travel Narratives of Elizabeth Isabella Spence”. Women’s Writing, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 170-84.
on this book in Blackwood's Magazine (3, 1818, 428–38) under the guise of amusement, in an article entitled Miss Spence and the Bagman. He presents her age...
Literary responses Caroline Bowles
John Wilson 's review for Blackwood's, March 1837, deemed the title poem an autobiography of the childhood of Genius.
Blain, Virginia. Caroline Bowles Southey, 1786-1854. Ashgate.
A few years laterHenry Nelson Coleridge (husband of Sara Coleridge ), writing in...
Literary responses Mary Ann Browne
The Monthly Review, though anxious that publicity might not be good for the young poet or her talent, nevertheless estimated her talent highly, found in the title poem the genuine divine fire, and...
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
Its appearance in Blackwood's was accompanied by critic John Wilson 's assertion, Scotland has her Baillie —Ireland her Tighe —England her Hemans.
Hemans, Felicia. “Introduction”. Records of Woman, edited by Paula R. Feldman, University Press of Kentucky, p. xi - xxxiii.
James Hogg , another contestant, praised the poem.
Hemans, Felicia. “Introduction”. Records of Woman, edited by Paula R. Feldman, University Press of Kentucky, p. xi - xxxiii.
Publishing Felicia Hemans
FH 's poems regularly appeared in periodicals, including The New Monthly Magazine from 1823. Publishing with Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine from 1827, she asked William Blackwood to match her rate of more than a pound per...
Publishing Frances Browne
With the assistance of her friend the author and journalist John Wilson , FB became a regular contributor to Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, publishing about seventy-eight articles there between 1846 and 1865. She also contributed...
Publishing Anna Maria Hall
In the introduction, AMH explains that she disliked the title chosen by her publisher Henry Colburn , because she felt it too closely resembled John Wilson 's Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life.
Keane, Maureen. Mrs. S.C. Hall: A Literary Biography. Colin Smythe.


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