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‘A Light Bequeathed’: Coleridge, Thelwall, Wordsworth, Godwin

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter reconsiders William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's connections with the democratic reform movement, and to John Thelwall and William Godwin in particular. As with ‘Citizen ... More


Inner Emigrants: Kindly Interchange, Rash Disdain

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uses the Spy Nozy incident to establish the political status of the poets' residence at Nether Stowey and Alfoxden in 1797–1798. Their experience of defeat is presented alongside that of ... More


Interaction and Influence: The Early Days at Alfoxden

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In June 1797, Coleridge arranged for the Wordsworths to live at Alfoxden house, two miles walk from Nether Stowey. The new elements in Wordsworth's writing (a concern with mental process, and the ... More


Collaboration and Independence: Alfoxden and the making of a Myth

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The Alfoxden period offers no actual collaborations. It was a time of sharing, but of a kind that nourished creative difference. The story of the two poets' formal attempts to co-operate, first on ... More


On Sarum’s Plain

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth's Revisitings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199268771
eISBN:
9780191730832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268771.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter considers Wordsworth’s last revisiting. In 1841, in a tour that took in Alfoxden and sites associated with Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth crossed Salisbury Plain. He had first done so in ... More


Fantastic Sportiveness

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

His early days in Bristol and collaboration with Robert Southey, followed by intimacy with William and Dorothy Wordsworth in Racedown and North Somerset. Speculation on the nature of life and ... More


‘A gang of disaffected Englishmen’: Spy Nozy and the Somerset Gang

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

James Gillray’s ‘New Morality’ cartoon of August, 1798, illustrating George Canning’s poem of the same name in The Anti-Jacobin, is in effect a police line-up of many of the suspects, both ‘usual’ ... More


Celestial Cartography

Thomas Owens

in Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840862
eISBN:
9780191876479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840862.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Chapter 2 documents the place of the Moon and the night sky in the communal life of the Wordsworths and Coleridge at Alfoxden and Grasmere by tracing an interwoven series of scientific, natural, and ... More


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