Thomas Campbell letter to Frederick De George
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Irish poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) is often regarded as a transitional poet, following the style of the classical poetry of the eighteenth century, but incorporating the Romantic ideals of freedom over tyranny, patriotism, and social justice.
"Thomas Campbell," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 93: British Romantic Poets, 1789-1832, First Series (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/LitRC (accessed August 17, 2007).
Autograph letter signed from Thomas Campbell to Frederick De George. Campbell discusses a new poem he is writing and describes arrangements for having several of his other works, includingTheodric and The Pleasures of Hope, translated into French. Campbell apologizes for his late reply and for not corresponding in French, but blames the ill health which recently kept him away from London in Cheltenham. He also asks what he needs to do "to be a candidate for the honour of a seat in the Academy."
Box 53, F0807: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.
Purchase, July 2007.
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- 2007 August 14
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