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Author Christmas, William J., 1965-

Title The lab'ring muses : work, writing, and the social order in English plebeian poetry, 1730-1830 / William J. Christmas.

Published Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, [2001]


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 UniM Bail  821.509920693 CHRI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-352) and index.
Contents 1. Terminology and Methodology -- 2. Stephen Duck and Plebeian Poetry in the 1730s -- 3. "A Muse unknown": The Career of Henry Jones -- 4. Writing as Work in Mid- to Late-Century Plebeian Poetry -- 5. Class Dialogue: Ann Yearsley, Hannah More, and the Power of Print -- Epilogue: Ensconced in the "muses seat": Bloomfield, Clare, and the Plebeian Tradition -- App. 1. Henry Jones Bibliography.
Subject Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jones, Henry, 1721-1770 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Working class writings, English -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Working class -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Working class in literature.
Social classes in literature.
Work in literature.
Variant Title Laboring muses.
Labouring muses.
ISBN 0874137470 (alk. paper)