By Martin Garrett
This booklet covers the existence 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 classes in British tradition.
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Further songs are included posthumously in the volumes of December 1796 and 1803. Arthur Young (1741–1820) embarks on the first of three extensive tours of France (May to November 1787, August to October 1788 and June 1789 to January 1790; he is in Italy in September to December 1789). His Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789: undertaken … with a view of ascertaining the cultivation, wealth, resources and national prosperity … of Francee is published by W. Richardson in 1792. June 1 George III issues a proclamation for the discouragement of vice.
Godwin campaigns on their behalf. His Cursory Strictures on the Charge Delivered by Lord 54 A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 Chief Justice Eyre to the Grand Jury, 2 October 1794 comes out in The Morning Chronicle on 21 and also separately. The pamphlet war continues and Godwin’s Reply to an Answer to Cursory Strictures appears on 31. Hays and Godwin begin their correspondence. November 5 Hardy is acquitted after trial at the Old Bailey. Horne Tooke is tried on 17–22 and Thelwall on 1–5 December.
February 4 Slavery is abolished in the French colonies. It is largely restored by the law of 20 May 1802. 5 Haydn returns to London. He leaves on 15 August 1795, having led performances of work including his Symphonies 101 (‘The Clock’) on 3 March 1794 and 104 (‘London’) on 4 May 1795. 5 Holcroft’s Love’s Frailties, or, Precept Against Practice (after Otto Heinrich von Gemmingen, Der deutsche Hausvater, r 1779) is performed at Covent Garden. 50 A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 13 Publication by Hookham and Carpenter of Mary Robinson’s two-volume The Widow, or A Picture of Modern Times.