Christian Gray

Standard Name: Gray, Christian
Birth Name: Christian Gray
CG , a labouring-class Scottish poet of the early nineteenth century, wrote in a wide range of genres, from political to religious and autobiographical. Many of her poems are written in Scots, and some are answers to well-known Scots songs. She published two volumes of poems. Her achievement is the more remarkable because she was blind from childhood.


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Textual Features Frances Arabella Rowden
The second part opens with quotations from Cicero and Voltaire .
Rowden, Frances Arabella. The Pleasures of Friendship. A Poem.
It includes a picture of connubial love gone sour, turned to mutual wrongs, and mutual hate.
Rowden, Frances Arabella. The Pleasures of Friendship. A Poem.
Its examples of heroic friendship include...
Textual Production Joanna Baillie
She thus made part of the Scottish ballad revival forwarded by individuals of several generations including Allan Ramsay , Elizabeth, Lady Wardlaw , Jean Elliott , Alison Cockburn , her aunt Anne Hunter , Burns
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elizabeth Isabella Spence
Spence's title-page bears a quotation from James Cririe , a little-known Scots poet whom Burns had praised (and whom she cites several times later in her text). Perhaps for the sake of her original audience...


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Gray, Christian. A New Selection of Miscellaneous Pieces, in Verse. Printed for the author by R. Morison, 1821.
Gray, Christian. Tales, Letters, and other Pieces in Verse. Printed for the author by Oliver and Boyd, 1808.