Selected Poems Thomas Campbell

ISBN: 9781409949183

Published: October 1st 2008


48 pages


Selected Poems  by  Thomas Campbell

Selected Poems by Thomas Campbell
October 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781409949183 | 6.58 Mb

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became the University of London. In 1799, he wrote The Pleasures of Hope a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs- Ye Mariners of England, The Soldieras Dream, Hohenlinden and in 1801, The Battle of Baltic.

Campbell, who was educated at the Glasgow High School and University of Glasgow, won prizes for classics and for verse-writing. He spent the holidays as a tutor in the western Highlands. His poem Glenara and the ballad of Lord Ullinas Daughter owe their origin to a visit to Mull. In May 1797 he went to Edinburgh to attend lectures on law. These early days in Edinburgh influenced such works as The Wounded Hussar, The Dirge of Wallace and the Epistle to Three Ladies. His other works include: Life of Mrs Siddons (1842), and a narrative poem, The Pilgrim of Glencoe (1842).

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