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John Wilson

(1627—1696) playwright and lawyer

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Blackwood's Magazine

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

(1817–1980),

or ‘the Maga’, was an innovating monthly periodical begun by W. Blackwood as a Tory rival to the Whiggish Edinburgh Review. It began in April 1817 as the Edinburgh...

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‘Chaldee MS

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A Translation from an Ancient Chaldee Manuscript’, published in Blackwood's Magazine 1817. The article, purporting to be an ancient manuscript and written in pseudo‐biblical prose,...

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Englishman's Magazine

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1831–3),

an original and ambitious literary monthly, edited by E. Moxon. It published the work of the unknown young Tennyson, as well as that of Hood, Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Clare, A....

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Henry Cockburn

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1779–1854).

Scottish advocate, judge, and diarist, whose Memorials of his Time (1856) remains one of the most vivid accounts of Scottish politics and Edinburgh society. A...

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Idiot Boy

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A ballad by Wordsworth, first published in Lyrical Ballads (1798). One of the most characteristic and controversial of the poet's early works, it takes as hero the idiot son of a poor...

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Lord Tennyson Alfred

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The poet Alfred Tennyson was born in 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire; he died in 1892 as Baron Tennyson of Aldworth and Farringford at his home in Aldworth, Sussex. His first ...

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Noctes Ambrosianae

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A series of dialogues, which appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1822–35. The series was devised by J. G. Lockhart. The conversations take place at Ambrose's Tavern between various...

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Peter George Patmore

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(1786–1855) Journalist; father of Coventry Patmore, and a close friend of Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt. He edited the New Monthly Magazine, 1841–53, and published My Friends and...

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Robert Montgomery

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(1807–55) English poet and clergyman. He wrote on religious themes (The Omnipresence of the Deity, 1828; Satan, 1830) and also composed vitriolic social satire (The Age Reviewed, 1827). He...

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