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a quarterly periodical, established by F. Jeffrey, Sydney Smith, and H. Brougham, and originally published by A. Constable. It succeeded immediately in establishing a prestige and authority which lasted for over a century. Under the influence of Jeffrey, its politics became emphatically Whig. Although Jeffrey perceived the genius of Keats, his veneration for 18th‐cent. literature led him to notorious and scathing denouncements of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey as the ‘Lake School’. Between Jeffrey's resignation in 1829 and the demise of the Review in 1929 contributions were published from almost all the major writers and critics of the 19th and early 20th cents.

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