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De Quincey and his friends

James Hogg

De Quincey and his friends

personal recollections, souvenirs and anecdotes of Thomas De Quincey, his friends and associates

by James Hogg

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Published by Sampson Low, Marston and Company in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • De Quincey, Thomas, -- 1785-1859

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWritten and collected by James Hogg.
    SeriesLibrary of English literature -- LEL 12281.
    ContributionsJapp, Alexander H. 1839-1905., Woodhouse, Richard, 1788-1834., Findlay, John Ritchie, 1824-1897., Burton, John Hill, 1809-1881., Hodgson, Shadworth Hollway, 1832-1912., Hogg, James, 1830-1910.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxii, 372 p.
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13600487M
    OCLC/WorldCa15102544

    What then must he do? Samuel Hall, at Salford. Although the young Earl reluctantly agreed, the loan fell through, so De Quincey alleviated his poverty by reconciling with his family and going to the University of Oxford. After this time he never returned to Grasmere. John's Priory, a residence near Chester, De Quincey was sent to the Manchester grammar school, mainly in the hope of securing one of the school exhibitions to help his expenses at Oxford.

    It was while he was a student there that his opium addiction began. Roberts, Daniel. Hill Burton tells of his painful attempts to raise a loan of 7s. Plant, Sadie. However, he was unable to do publish it because he could not motivate himself to write the preface and the dedication. The two become close friends.

    Gordon, 2 vols. The habit, however, soon mastered him again, and he suffered from profound depression. User Contributions: Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: Name:. By the time of the marriage, De Quincey had burned through much of the money he had coming from his family, and his opium usage had ballooned to a massive grains daily—more than 20 grams. His friends found him a delightful companion.


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De Quincey and his friends book

Wright, David. Readers have occasionally wondered whether she might have been a product of De Quincey's imagination, but the details he provides in his descriptions of her are convincing ones.

Talk:Thomas De Quincey

His connection with Blackwood took him to Edinburgh inand he lived there for twelve years, contributing from time to time to the Edinburgh Literary Gazette. Takes refuge in debtor's sanctuary at Holyrood. De Quincey himself, finding that the children disturbed him by their noise, took separate lodgings for himself at 42 Lothian Street, kept by two sisters, Mrs.

Prod'homme, J. The intellectual standard of the school was apparently high. Senelick, Laurence. Lindop, Grevel.

A Bibliography of Thomas De Quincey

Manchester: Manchester University Press, Hayter, Alethea. He donated five hundred pounds anonymously to "Kubla Khan" author and fellow opium user Samuel Taylor Coleridge when Coleridge was in dire financial straits, and he lived for a time with poet William Wordsworth and his wife.

InColeridge had just returned from Malta, and De Quincey went to Nether Stowey to seek his personal acquaintance. In he took a cottage at Mavis Bush, Lasswade, where his three daughters became permanently settled, two of his sons entering the army, and a third becoming a physician.

However profuse and discursive, De Quincey is always polished, and generally exact -- a scholar, a wit, a man of the world and a philosopher, as well as a genius.

Articles on the Indian Mutiny for The Titan completed Five times prosecuted for debt. He never took his degree, and relocated to Grasmere where he became a close friend of the Wordsworths. At Bath De Quincey became famous for his skill in writing Latin verses, and then took to Greek, in which he could write easily at thirteen and converse fluently at fifteen.

Davy, Lamb, and others. Stephen, Leslie. Enters Manchester Grammar School. Grief-stricken by the death of Wordsworth's three-year-old daughter Catherine.De Quincey stands among the great masters of style in the language.

In his greatest passages, as in the Vision of Sudden Death and the Dream Fugue, the cadence of his elaborately piled-up sentences falls like cathedral music, or gives an abiding expression to the fleeting pictures of his most gorgeous dreams His appearance and manners.

Jul 01,  · The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a startling firsthand account by English translator and essayist THOMAS DE QUINCEY () of his addiction to opium, which he initially began taking to soothe the pain of his nerve disorders and eventually resorted to for its capacity to enhance his creativity.

Sep 05,  · De Quincey may be viewed as a proto-Burroughs, as well as a British cousin to Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire. Washington Post.

Thomas De Quincey Biography

Thomas De Quincey was the original cosmonaut of inner space, his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater predating the wave of drug buddy literature from William Burroughs to Irvine Welsh by half a century or more.

Oct 30,  · He Loved Opium, Murder and Wordsworth. De Quincey was derided by his enemies and even by his friends as a literary parasite. One great question hovers over this exemplary book.

“Delphi Complete Works of Thomas De Quincey (Illustrated)”, p, Delphi Classics 15 Copy quote For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so from wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favourite beverage of the.

Thomas de Quincey, Although better known as a literary figure, Thomas de Quincey was also a staunch and very eloquent supporter of the Ricardian Classical atlasbowling.com records his encounter with Ricardian theory in his famous Confessions of an Opium Eater.

In this state of imbecility, I had, for amusement, turned my attention to political economy.