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Heaths, Burns and Brakes in Scots-English Poetry

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Gerald Massey on Shakespeare's Sonnets (14). THIS is the tri-centennial year in which we celebrate the famous defeat of the Invincible Spanish Armada; and in proudly glancing back to the period when our little country lived thus greatly, we shall find few pictures so attractive in the long gallery of the past as that of England in the time of "Good Queen Bess," the "Gloriana" of Spenser's Faery Queen; she who moves amongst the fine spirits of her day all smilingly surrounded with the strength of a mighty people, that lift her up, in their love and worship, a whole heaven above them.

Gerald Massey on Shakespeare's Sonnets (14).

But it is not Queen Bess who is the most important personage of her era in our eyes to-day. In that Elizabethan group of glory there is one bright particular star which shines out large and luminous above the rest. This we look up to with never- ceasing wonder and delight. There are many near it, but not one that comes second to it.

Tiemen de Vries, Holland's Influence on English Language and Literature. "Bruce's Invasion of Ireland" by William Hamilton Drummond. A SCOTS QUAIR. Title: A Scots Quair Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: 0700471h.html Language: English Date first posted: April 2007 Date most recently updated: April 2007 This eBook was produced by: Don Lainson Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included.


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Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. Eighteenth-Century Media. The Citadelpark, Ghent’s most well-known public garden, is a perfect combination of ‘natural’ and cultural elements.

Eighteenth-Century Media

On a stroll through, you can find statues, Roman-inspired buildings, columns, and a kiosk, but also waterfalls, a lake, trees, ancient ruins and a grotto. The latter may seem natural, but are in fact carefully designed, artificially made, with a watchful eye for detail and variety. The park is a great nineteenth century example of the popular English garden that has its origins in the eighteenth century. Robin Nicholson on Landscape, Emigration and the Scottish Artist, 1849-1895. 1.

Robin Nicholson on Landscape, Emigration and the Scottish Artist, 1849-1895

Captain Birt, a surveyor in the British Army, quoted in Peter Bicknell, ed., Beauty, Horror and Immensity: Picturesque Landscape in Britain, 1750–1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), ix. 2. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of the Sublime and the Beautiful (London: R & J Dodsley, 1757), 86. 3. There were several uprisings fomented in the Highlands of Scotland by the supporters of the exiled Stuart kings. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

John Keats. John Keats, who died at the age of twenty-five, had perhaps the most remarkable career of any English poet.

John Keats

He published only fifty-four poems, in three slim volumes and a few magazines. But at each point in his development he took on the challenges of a wide range of poetic forms from the sonnet, to the Spenserian romance, to the Miltonic epic, defining anew their possibilities with his own distinctive fusion of earnest energy, control of conflicting perspectives and forces, poetic self-consciousness, and, occasionally, dry ironic wit. In the case of the English ode he brought its form, in the five great odes of 1819, to its most perfect definition.

In his own lifetime John Keats would not have been associated with other major Romantic poets, and he himself was often uneasy among them. Keats was born in London on 31 October 1795, the eldest of Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats's four children. Poetry. Scotland. Give me but one hour of Scotland, Let me see it ere I die.


Scotland is a country forming the northernmost third of Great Britain. An independent kingdom until 1707, it is now a constituent part of United Kingdom with limited powers of self-government. Quotes[edit] O Scotia! My dear, my native soil! Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit] Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 692-93.