Biographia Borealis

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Cambridge University Press, 2018 - Literary Criticism - 758 pages
Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), the eldest surviving son of the poet S. T. Coleridge, himself tried to earn a living as a writer and teacher, but his own disposition, the result of a difficult upbringing during which his frequently absent father used him as the subject of scientific and psychological research, made it difficult for him to function in the real world, and he relied for much of his life on the charity of friends for both income and home. This 1833 work on the 'lives of distinguished northerns' was originally commissioned by a publisher who subsequently went bankrupt, but the thirteen lives presented here - including Andrew Marvell, Anne Clifford, Richard Arkwright, and James Cook - are described with Coleridge's characteristic warmth. In his introduction, he makes a distinction between biography as part of public history and as personal, local or family history: these sketches definitely fall into the latter category.

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Nov 15 1620 His birth and parentage 3
3
Marvells virtue attempted 57 July 29 His last visit to Hull
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Jan 27 1662 Born at Oulton near Leeds 68 and Chaplain to the King
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Master of Arts Feb 1st 1700 Bentley installed Mas
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Marries Philip Herbert Earl of Rebuilds the Church of Skipton 287
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March 8 1702 Accession of Queen Anne 94 of Sir Joseph Jekyl e e
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Jan 9 1712 The visitatorial power of cnce of Roger Coates e e
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Renewal of the dissentions
136
Bill of attainder Fishcr and five well e e e
386
Fcb 23 1725 His birth 397 1759 Publishes his Caractacus
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His Elfrida e 406 1773 His Heroic Epistle to Sir Wil
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Dec 23 1732 His birth 466 Sets up at Nottingham e e
468
His first trial
470
March 8 1753 His birth and parentage
484
dici e e
517
Life and Pontificate of Leo X
524

Middletons True Account of
154
triumphant reception at Cambridge
168
His ancestry 175 176 177 Peril of his little daughter
191
The Fairfaxes are defeated on Gains a victory near Selby
197
June 14 1645 Battle of Naseby 208
208
Feb 15 1649 Nominated one of
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His children treacherously detained
230
Jan 30 158990 Her birth
269
Jan 23 1650 His death Her burial at Appleby and funeral pane
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Born at Kirby Wiske 293 1550 Revisits Yorkshire
312
Tutor to the Princes Elizabeth Dec 30 1568 His death c
328
Born at Beverley 339 1516 Opens it with great solemnity
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Bishop of Rochester 340 Fishers Speech
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Superintends the foundation of 1530 His life attacked by poison
374
Roscocs paper on the Scitaminae
536
His edition of Popes Works
547
Junc 30 1831 His death and character
555
Projected expedition to observe
562
The Old Batchelor
670
Love for Love Lincolns
682
His birth and education c
695
Takes degree e e
702
Antony Purvers Bible published
718
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Flight of the King from Hampto
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