A Romantics Chronology, 1780–1832 by Martin Garrett

By Martin Garrett

This ebook covers the existence and paintings of a variety 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 degree in 1817, it offers a landscape of 1 of the richest sessions in British tradition.

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Wordsworth reaches Tintern Abbey (to which he returns in 1798). By late August he is again with Robert Jones at Plas-yn-Llan. September 4 Establishment of the Board of Agriculture. Arthur Young becomes Secretary and is himself responsible for reports including those on six counties between 1794 and 1809. 6–8 British and Dutch forces are defeated by the French at Hondschoote. 14 George Macartney, Viscount (later Earl) Macartney (1737–1806) is presented to Emperor Qianlong in Peking (Beijing). He was appointed ambassador in 1792.

Thelwall begins his political lectures at Compton Street, London. Chronology 1794 49 December 2 Coleridge, in debt and unhappy in love, enlists in the 15th Light Dragoons. He uses the name Silas Tomkyn Comberbache. His discharge is purchased by his brothers on 7 April 1794 and he returns to Cambridge on 10. 26 By now Wordsworth is at Whitehaven. He is in the North-west much of the time until January 1795. 28 Paine is arrested in Paris. He is released from prison through the intercession of James Monroe (1758–1831), the new American ambassador, on 4 November 1794.

September 2–6 September massacres in Paris: at least a thousand prisoners are murdered. 17 David is elected to the National Convention (which first meets on 20). In mid-October he becomes a member of the Committee of Public Instruction and organizes such revolutionary festivals as the Ceremony of the Supreme Being of 8 June 1793. 20 Divorce becomes legal in France. 20 French defeat of the Prussians at Valmy. 21 The National Convention votes to abolish the French monarchy. On 22 the Republic is proclaimed.

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