The Romantics and the May Day Tradition

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Literary Criticism - 153 pages
It is the aim of this study to explore literary responses to the customs associated with May Day alongside antiquarian material in order to present the beginnings of an account of the variety of attitudes to folklore expressed by Romantic-era writers.
 

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Contents

The Lake Poets
27
Leigh Hunt and May Day
69
William Blake
89
John Clare and Common Fame
115
Conclusion
135
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Page 143 - Strutt's Sports and Pastimes of the People of England; including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Shows, Processions, Pageants, and Pompous Spectacles, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

About the author (2007)

Essaka Joshua is a Lecturer in the Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Birmingham, UK.

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