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The lives of the most eminent English poets : with critical observations on their works

Author: Samuel JohnsonJoshua Reynolds, SirThomas TrotterCharles BathurstR B AdamAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for C. Bathurst ... [and 34 others], 1783.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English : A new edition, correctedView all editions and formats
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Comprises short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 English poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Lives of the most eminent English poets.
London, Printed for C. Bathurst, [etc.] 1783
(OCoLC)656902040
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; Joshua Reynolds, Sir; Thomas Trotter; Charles Bathurst; R B Adam; E Miller; Amy Lowell; Lucas Pepys, Sir; Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (Houghton Library)
OCLC Number: 1036223563
Notes: Portrait engraved by T. Trotter after Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Description: 4 volumes : portrait ; 23 cm (8vo)
Contents: V. 1. Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret. Dorset. Stepney. J. Philips. Walsh --
v. 2. Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison. Hughes. Sheffield --
v. 3. Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond. Somervile. Savage. Swift. Broome --
v. 4. Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A. Philips. West. Collins. Dyer. Shenstone. Young. Mallet. Akenside. Gray. Lyttelton.
Other Titles: Lives of the English poets.
Responsibility: by Samuel Johnson ; in four volumes.

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Comprises short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 English poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century.

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