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WRITERS.

WORKS.

CONTEMPORARY

EVENTS.

DECADES.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

1770-1850. Distributor of Stamps for the county of Westmoreland ; poet; poet-laureate.

Lyrical Ballads (with Cole George III. as- 1780
ridge, 1798); The Excursion cends the
(1814); Yarrow Revisited

throne in 1760.
(1835), and

many other
poems. The Prelude was
published after his death. Napoleon and
His prose, which is very

Wellington
good, consists chiefly of born, 1769.
Prefaces and Introductions.

SIR WALTER
SCOTT.

1771-1832. Clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh; Scottish barrister; poet; novelist.

Lay of the Last Minstrel Warren Hastings 1770
(1805); Marmion (1808); in India, 1772-
Lady of the Lake (1810);

85.
Waverley—the first of the
“Waverley Novels ”—was
published in 1814. The
* Homer of Scotland." His
prose is bright and fluent,
but very inaccurate.

SAMUEL TAYLOR The Ancient Mariner (1798); COLERIDGE. Christabel (1816); The 1772-1834.

Friend-a Collection of EsPrivate soldier;

says (1812); Aids to Reflecjournalist; literary

tion (1825). His prose is man ;

philosopher ; very full both of thought poet.

and emotion.

American De.
claration of
Independence,
1776.

ROBERT SOUTHEY.

1774-1843. Literary man; Quarterly Reviewer; historian; poet - laureate.

Joan of Arc (1796); Thalaba
the Destroyer (1801); The
Curse of Kehama (1810); A
History of Brazil; The
Doctor--a Collection of Es-
says; Life of Nelson. He
wrote more than a hundred
volumes. He was “the most
ambitious and the most vol-
uminous author of his age.'

CHARLES LAMB. Poems (1797); Tales from

1775-1834. Shakespeare (1806); The Clerk in the East

Essays of Elia (1823-1833). India House; poet;

One of the finest writers of prose-writer.

prose in the English lan-
guage.

Alliance of
France and
America, 1778.

WALTER SAVAGE Gebir (1798); Count Julian
LANDOR. (1812); Imaginary Conver-

1775-1864. sations (1824-1846); Dry Poet; prose-writer.

Sticks Faggoted (1858). He
wrote books for more than
sixty years. His style is
full of vigour and sustained
eloquence.

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HENRY HALLAM. View of Europe during the 1778-1859.

Middle Ages (1818); Con

stitutional History of EngHistorian.

land (1827); Introduction
to the Literature of Europe
(1839).

THOMAS MOORE. Odes and Epistles (1806) ; 1779-1852.

Lalla Rookh (1817); His-
Poet; prose-writer.

tory of Ireland (1827); Life
of Byron (1830); Irish
Melodies (1834); and many

prose works.

THOMAS
DE QUINCEY.

1785-1859. Essayist.

Confessions of an English French Revolu- 1780
Opium-Eater (1821). He tion begun in
wrote also on many subjects

1789.
--philosophy, poetry, clas-
sics, history, politics. His
writings fill twenty volumes.
He was one of the finest
prose-writers of this century.

LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON).

1788-1824. Peer; poet; volunteer to Greece.

Hours of Idleness (1807);
English Bards and Scotch
Reviewers (1809); Childe
Harold's Pilgrimage (1812- Bastille over.
1818); Hebrew Melodies

thrown, 1789.
(1815); and many Plays.
His prose, which is full of
vigour and animal spirits, is
to be found chiefly in his
Letters.

WRITERS.

WORKS.

CONTEMPORARY

EVENTS.

DECADES.

PERCY BYSSHE
SHELLEY.

1792-1822. Poet.

Queen Mab (1810); Prome- Cape of Good 1790 theus Unbound--a Tragedy

Hope taken,

1795.
(1819); Ode to the Skylark,
The Cloud (1820); Adonaïś
(1821), and many other Bonaparte in
poems; and several prose Italy, 1796.
works.

Battle of the
Nile, 1798.

JOHN KEATS.

1795-1821. Poet.

Union of Great 1800

Britain and Ire.
Poems (1817); Endymion

land, 1801.
(1818); Hyperion (1820).
"Had Keats lived to the Trafalgar and
ordinary age of man, he Nelson, 1805.
would have been one of the
greatest of all poets." Peninsular War, 1810

1808-14.

THOMAS CARLYLE.

1795-1881. Literary man; poet; translator; essayist; reviewer; political writer; historian,

Napoleon's Inva.
sion of Russia;
Moscow burnt,

1812.
German Romances-a set of War with United
Translations (1827); Sartor

States, 1812-14.
Resartus "The Tailor
Repatched” (1834); The

Battle of Water-
French Revolution (1837);
Heroes and Hero-Worship

loo, 1815.
(1840); Past and Present
(1843); Cromwell's Letters George IV. as.

cends

the
and Speeches (1845); Life
of Frederick the Great

throne, 1820.
(1858-65). “With the gift
of song, Carlyle would have Greek War of
been the greatest of epic

Freedom, 1822

29. poets since Homer.”

1820

Byron in Greece,

1823-24.

Catholic Emanci

pation, 1829. LORD

Milton (in the 'Edinburgh MACAULAY Review,' 1825); Lays of William IV. as- 1830

cends the (THOMAS BABINGTON). Ancient Rome (1842); His

throne, 1830.
1800-1859.

tory of England -unfinished
(1849-59).

“ His pictorial
Barrister; Edin-
burgh

The Reform Bill,
Reviewer;
faculty is amazing.'

1832.
M.P.; Member of the
Supreme Council of
India ; Cabinet Minis-

Total Abolition ter; poet; essayist;

of slavery, historian; peer.

1834.

WRITERS.

WORKS.

CONTEMPORARY

EVENTS.

DECADES.

LORD LYTTON (EDWARD BULWER).

1805-1873. Novelist; poet; dramatist; M.P.; Cabinet Minister; peer.

Ismael and Other Poems Queen Victoria
(1825); Eugene Aram

ascends the
(1831); Last Days of Pom-

throne, 1837.
peii (1834); The Caxtons
(1849); My Novel (1853);
Poems (1865).

Irish Famine, 1840
1845.

Laws,

JOHN STUART

MILL.

1806-1873 Clerk in the East India House ; philos: opher; political writer; M.P.; Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews.

the System of Logic (1843); Prin- Repeal of

Corn
ciples of Political Economy

1846.
(1848); Essay on Liberty
(1858) ; Autobiography
(1873). “For judicial calm-
ness, elevation of tone, and
freedom from personality,

Revolution in 1850
Mill is unrivalled among the

Paris, 1851. writers of his time.”

Death of Welling.

ton, 1852.

HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.

1807-1882. Professor of Mod. ern Languages and Literature in Harvard University, U.S. ; poet; prose-writer.

Outre-Mer—a Story (1835)
Hyperion-a Story (1839)
Voices of the Night (1841) ; Na poleon III.
Evangeline (1848), Hia Emperor of the
watha (1855); Aftermath

French, 1852.
(1873). “His tact in the
use of language is probably
the chief cause of his suc-
cess.

Russian War,
1854-56.

LORD TENNYSON (ALFRED TENNYSON).

1809 Poet; poet - laureate; peer.

Franco - Austrian
Poems (1830); In Memoriam

War, 1859.
(1850); Maud (1855); Idylls
of the King (1859-73); Queen
Mary Drama (1875);
Becket - à Drama (1884).
He is at present our greatest Emancipation of 1860

Russian serfs, living poet.

1861.

a

ELIZABETH B.

BARRETT

(afterwards MRS BROWNING).

1809-1861. Poet; prose-writer; translator.

Austro . Prussian
Prometheus Bound -trans-

“Seven Weeks'
lated from the Greek of War,” 1866.
Æschylus (1833); Poems
(1844); Aurora Leigh
(1856); and Essays con-
tributed to various maga- Suez Canal

fin.
zines.

ished, 1869.

WRITERS.

WORKS.

CONTEMPORARY

EVENTS.

DeCADES.

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERA Y.

1811-1863. Novelist; writer in Punch'; artist.

The Paris Sketch-Book Franco-Prussian 1870
(1840); Vanity Fair (1847);

War 1870-71.
Esmond (1852); The New-
comes (1855); The Vir-
ginians (1857). The great- Third French Re-
est novelist and one of the

public, 1870.
most perfect stylists of this
century.

classical
English humorist and sat. William I. of
irist of the reign of Queen

Prussia made
Victoria."

Emperor of the
Germans at Ver-
sailles, 1871.

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