By Martin Garrett
This publication covers the lifestyles and paintings of quite a lot of writers from Coleridge to Wollstonecraft, Hemans, Beckford and their contemporaries. additionally encompassing a wealth of fabric on contexts from the treason trials of 1794 to the arriving of gas-light to the London level in 1817, it presents a landscape of 1 of the richest sessions in British tradition.
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8 Festival of the Supreme Being in Paris. ) Robespierre presides. 10 Beginning of the ‘Great Terror’ in France. 15 Coleridge and a fellow student, Joseph Hucks, set off on a walking tour. A few days later, in Oxford, Coleridge meets Southey. They are soon discussing a plan for ‘Pantisocracy’, an experiment in communal living to be carried out in Pennsylvania. 27 British ships land émigré forces in France from the Bay of Quiberon. Their expedition fails in July. 29 Godwin and Alderson are at a dinner given by her father in Godwin’s honour in Norwich.
In late May or early June Cadell publishes Charlotte Smith’s The Emigrants, A Poem. June 2–3 Austen writes the last of her ‘Juvenilia’. Having lived in London since December 1792, Wordsworth visits the Isle of Wight in June–July. – Soon afterwards, having crossed the Plain, he probably composes Salisbury Plain. July 10 Georges Danton (1759–94) is voted off the Committee of Public Safety; on 27 Maximilien Robespierre (1758–94) is voted on. 13 Murder of Jean-Paul Marat (1743–93) by Charlotte Corday (1768–93).
They are at the Grande Chartreuse on 4–5 August and reach Chamonix on 12 and the Simplon Pass on 17. They spend late August and much of September in the Swiss Alps and return to England, via Basle, Cologne (28–29 September) and Ostend, in October. The journey informs elements of Descriptive Sketches and features in Book VI of The Prelude. 14 On the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille the first Fête de la Fédération, on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is attended by about 400,000 people. There is much spectacle and oaths are sworn both to and by the king and queen.