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On this date in 1823, William Blake agrees to engrave the Inventions to the Book of Job. He’s paid a whopping £5. Despite this, the engravings are widely considered to be masterpieces of Blake’s engraving skill. Advertisements
Lord Byron’s poem The Corsair sells 10,000 copies on this, the date of its publication, in 1814. You can read it here: http://archive.org/stream/corsairtale00byrorich/corsairtale00byrorich_djvu.txt
On this date in 1818, John Keats returned home after a walking tour of Scotland. During the tour, he began to show signs of tuberculosis, the disease that claimed his life. When he began coughing up blood in early 1820, … Continue reading
On this date in 1798, William Wordsworth first sees Tintern Abbey.
On this date in 1802, William Wordsworth began writing “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” The poem includes this beautiful passage: Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the … Continue reading
On this date in 1811, British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
British poet John Keats died at age 25 on this date in 1821 in a small room near the Spanish Steps in Rome. Keats went to Rome hoping the warm air would ease his suffering, which was caused by tuberculosis. … Continue reading
British poet William Blake born this day in 1757. Blake began his career as an engraver. Largely unknown during his lifetime, he is now seen as a central figure in the Romantic movement. Many of his works, including Songs of … Continue reading
Mary Shelley was born on this date in 1797. She has one of the most famous pedigrees in literary history. She was the daughter of philosopher /writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe … Continue reading