By Martin Garrett
This publication covers the lifestyles 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 offers a landscape of 1 of the richest sessions in British tradition.
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Seven further editions between now and 1823 include much addition and omission of material. 1792 January 25 First meeting of the London Corresponding Society at the Bell tavern, Exeter Street, London. The founding secretary is Thomas Hardy (1752–1832). Horne Tooke, though not a member, is partly responsible for drafting the society’s constitution. The subscription is 1d. a week; the membership is dominated by artisans but includes people from a wider range of social backgrounds. Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects is published by Joseph Johnson.
27 Burns arrives in Edinburgh. He lodges at Baxter’s Close, Lawnmarket and in 1786–7 enjoys some celebrity in Edinburgh society. James Cunningham, Earl of Glencairn (1749–91), becomes his patron and he meets Blair and Mackenzie, who in The Loungerr on 9 December salutes him as ‘this Heaven-taught ploughman’. In 1787 Burns also meets the fifteen- or sixteenyear-old Walter Scott. At a dinner in Hampstead the idea of Alderman John Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery is launched. ) Other guests at the dinner include Fuseli, West, Romney and Hayley.
He returns to Edinburgh on 16 September. 29 First performance of Schiller’s Dom Karlos, Infant von Spanien, in Hamburg. Don Carlos, Infant of Spain, translated by Noehden and Stoddart, is published by Miller in 1798. September 17 United States constitution signed. It is eventually ratified in 1789–90. Amendments are contained in the Bill of Rights ratified on 15 December 1791. Chronology 1787 27 24 John Flaxman and his wife Ann Flaxman (1760–1820) set off for Italy. They travel to Navarre, Paris, Milan and Florence, which they leave for Rome on 28 November.