Allan Ramsay

Standard Name: Ramsay, Allan,, 1686 - 1758


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Education Frances Browne
FB 's blindness meant that she did not have a formal education, and she very early felt the want of it.
Browne, Frances. The Star of Attéghéi; the Vision of Schwartz; and Other Poems. Edward Moxon.
From the age of seven, when she heard a sermon she did not...
Education Janet Hamilton
She attributed her power of language and ability for composition to reading the works of good authors,
Hamilton, Janet. Poems, Essays, and Sketches. James Maclehose.
and modelling her style on theirs. She remembered reading the Bible and children's half-penny books before she...
Education Christian Milne
So keen was the child on her school-learned skills that she kept a piece of broken slate
Spence, Elizabeth Isabella. Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
in her pocket for writing whenever she could manage it. She liked to copy out poetry, but...
Friends, Associates Anna Margaretta Larpent
In 1776 the future AML recorded meeting the Corsican patriot Paoli and Dr Johnson ye Great.
Feminist Companion Archive.
After her marriage her own and her husband's work brought her into contact with the cultured elite of London...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Helme
Volume one is headed with a stanza from an old Scottish ballad. (Other ballads, and quotations from Allan Ramsay , are similarly used to head chapters.) The book begins with the kind of interjection fashionable...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Warton
JW 's novel has nothing to do with Theophilus Cibber 's afterpiece Patie and Peggy, 1730 (derived in turn from a work by Allan Ramsay ), in which the title characters are one of...
Textual Features Anne Grant
The poems include epistles, translations from Gaelic, and occasional poetry including a piece on the death of Burns . Apart from calling herself the rural muse, Grant also emphasises her Scottish identity: her characteristic...
Textual Features Isabel Pagan
IP presents herself jauntily in Account of the Author's Lifetime, the first poem in the volume. When I see merry company, / I sing a song with mirth and glee, / And sometimes I...
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


1724: Allan Ramsay published his influential anthology...

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Allan Ramsay published his influential anthology of Scottish works from several centuries in the past: The Ever Green.

1725: Allan Ramsay established a circulating library...

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Allan Ramsay established a circulating library in Edinburgh which may have been the first in Britain. Another opened in Bath the same year.
Nicholson, Colin. “"Of Eminent Significancy": Allan Ramsay’s ‘British’ Poetics and Post-Union Construction of Cultural Space”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 203-16.
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