By Martin Garrett
This e-book covers the lifestyles and paintings of quite a lot of writers from Coleridge to Wollstonecraft, Hemans, Beckford and their contemporaries. additionally encompassing a wealth of fabric on contexts from the treason trials of 1794 to the arriving of gas-light to the London level in 1817, it presents a landscape of 1 of the richest sessions in British tradition.
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May 1 Opening performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Theater an der Burg in Vienna. Cadell publishes Charlotte Smith’s anonymous two-volume translation Manon Lescaut, or the Fatal Attachment, t from the 1753 text of the Abbé Prévost’s novel. 22 A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 June 4 George III’s birthday is celebrated in Thomas Warton’s ode ‘When Freedom nursed her native fire’. Burns’s outspoken response, ‘A Dream’, is written soon afterwards and included in his Poems in July. 7 Beckford’s Vathek: an Arabian Tale is published with Joseph Johnson, without the author’s permission and anonymously, by its translator Samuel Henley; Beckford wrote it in French between January and May 1782 and has the French text published at Lausanne in December 1786.
17 The pugilist Daniel Mendoza (1764/5–1836) defeats Sam Martin the ‘Bath Butcher’ in a prize fight at Barnet. Chronology 1787 25 May 5 Burns sets off from Edinburgh to tour the Borders and parts of northern England. From Berrywell near Duns he goes to Coldstream (7), where he sees Patrick Brydone (1736–1818), Kelso (8 and 11), Jedburgh (8–11), and Innerleithen (14) via Melrose, Dryburgh and Selkirk. He is at Berwick-on-Tweed on 18 and then goes to Eyemouth (19), Dunbar (21), Newcastle (30) via Alnwick and Warkworth, Hexham (30), Carlisle (31) and Annan (1 June).
November 1 Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is published. He is reacting to a sermon given by Richard Price on 4 November 1789 and published in 1790 as A Discourse on the Love of Our Country. 29 Wollstonecraft replies, anonymously, in A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, published by Joseph Johnson. Her name is given in the second edition in December. 29 Publication of Malone’s ten-volume edition of The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare.
A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 by Martin Garrett