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Southey, Robert. (1774 - 1843).

W o r k

- once admired for a radical plainness and frankness of style x now criticized for narrative dullness and flatness of expression

> appointed Poet Laureate (1813 - 1843)

D r a m a :

The Fall of Robespierre. An Historic Drama (1794):

- a radical historical play in collaboration with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wat Tyler (1817):

- a republican play written in his short-lived radical phase

P o e t r y :

Joan of Arc (1795):

- a radical pro-revolutionary epic poem

“The Battle of Blenheim” (1798):

- one of the earliest anti-war poems

Thalaba the Destroyer (1801):

- a long oriental verse epic based on a Mohamedan legend

The Curse of Kehama (1810):

- an ambitious long poem based on Hindu mythology

“The Inchcape Rock” (1820):

- a successful ballad poem, once much loved by reciters

A Vision of Judgement (1821):

- a toadying poem on the death of George III


"'And everybody praised the Duke / Who this great fight did win.' / 'But what good came of it at last?' / Quoth little Peterkin. / 'Why, that I cannot tell,' said he, / 'But 'twas a famous victory.'"

From "The Battle of Blenheim" (1798).


(Sketch: Wikimedia Commons).

  • Author

    Robert Southey. (1774 - 1843). British.
  • Work

    Poet. Playwright. Poet Laureate (1813 - 1843).
  • Genres

    Romantic poetry and drama.  


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