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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264249

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.001.0001

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The Child in Poetry: Foundlings, Lostlings, Changelings

The Child in Poetry: Foundlings, Lostlings, Changelings

2005 Warton Lecture on English Poetry

Chapter:
(p.1) The Child in Poetry: Foundlings, Lostlings, Changelings
Source:
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures
Author(s):

Margaret Reynolds

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0001

This lecture discusses children out of place, and talks about how children in general, from the eighteenth century until contemporary times, came to be seen as always out of place. Foundlings, lostlings, and changelings are studied in this lecture, and three key dates — 1739, 1872, and 1926 — are examined. The lecture also tries to show how ideas on children formed poetry, and how poetry formed ideas about children.

Keywords:   foundlings, lostlings, changelings, poetry, children

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