Eighteen Hundred and Eleven

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven By the English poet and author this is her longest poem giving a gloomy view of the existing state and future prospects of Britain

  • Title: Eighteen Hundred and Eleven
  • Author: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  • ISBN: 9781406507713
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • By the English poet and author, this is her longest poem, giving a gloomy view of the existing state and future prospects of Britain.

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    1. A sober alternative to Blake's America: A Prophecy, with references drawn from the British pantheon rather than the Book of Revelations. Like Blake, Barbauld imagines the eclipse of Britain as beacon to the world, but whereas Blake clearly sees a mantle passing to America, for Barbauld it appears not so clear whether America (or anyone else) shall inherit "the Genius" or if the light will simply go out. Blake wrote from a moment in which America had just emerged and the spirit of revolution was [...]

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