Lives of the Poets - Samuel Johnson (Volume II)
Lives of the English Poets.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84), the son of a bookseller, was born at Lichfield and educated at the Grammar School there, and at Pembroke College, Oxford. After working as a schoolmaster, he came to London with David Garrick in 1737. He published the Rambler (1750-52) and his Dictionary (1755). The Lives of the Poets was commissioned in 1777 by a group of London booksellers as a series of brief biographical prefaces to selections from English poets. The first twenty-two appeared in 1779, and the whole was completed in 1781. This volume includes the lives of Congreve, Gay, Swift, Pope, Thomson, Collins and Gray.
With an introduction by Arthur Waugh.
Samuel Johnson was born in Lichfield on September 18, 1709 and died in London on December 13, 1784.
Poets in this volume are: Pro, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay, Granville, Walden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, Savage, Swift, Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson, Watts, Philips, A., West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young, Mallet, Akenside, Gray, and Lyttelton.
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1964
ISBN: Not Disclosed
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