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" Spring was published next year, with a dedication to the countess of Hertford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some poet into the country, to hear her verses, and assist her studies. This honour was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took... "
London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis ... - Page 475
by David Hughson - 1808
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The Seasons: By James Thomson; with His Life, an Index, and Glossary ...

James Thomson - 1793 - 225 pages
...SPRING" was published next year, with a dedication to the countess of Hertford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some poet into the country,...operations, and therefore never received another summons. " AUTUMN," the season to which the *' Spring" and " Summer" are preparatory, still remained unsung,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Spring" was published next year, with a dedication to the countess of Hertford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some poet into the country,...honour was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took moredclight in carousing wirh lord Hertford and his friends than assisting her ladyship's poetical...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...countess of Hertford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some poet into the country, to iiear her verses and assist her studies. This honour was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took moredelight in carousing with lord Hertford and his friends than assisting her ladyship's poetical...
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The Monthly Review

1805
..." Spring was published in the next year with a dedication to lady Hartford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some poet into the country, to hear her versa, and assist her studies. This honor was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took more delight...
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Correspondence Between Frances, Countess of Hartford, (afterwards ..., Volume 1

Frances Seymour Duchess of Somerset, Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys Fermor Countess of Pomfret - 1806
...year, with a de-, dication to lady Hartford ; whose practice it was to invite every summer some VII poet into the country, to hear her verses, and assist...Thomson, who took more delight in carousing with lord Hartford and his friends* than assisting her ladyship's poetical operations, and therefore never received...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 4

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...its musick shall not droop; and should it Johnson relates, that it was the practice of lady Hertford to invite every summer some poet into the country,...her verses and assist her studies. " This honour/' he adds, " was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took more delight in carousing with lord Hertford...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 4

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...adds, " was one summer conferred on Thomson, who took more delight in carousing with lord Hertford than assisting her ladyship's poetical operations, and therefore never received another summons." 9 In this anecdote sarcastic pleasantry may have been mingled with collateral fact. Lady Hertford informs...
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The ambulator; or, The stranger's companion in a tour round London ...

John Bew - 1807
...afterward Duchess of Somerset, (the Cleora of Mrs. Rowe, and the Patroness, whom Thomson invokes in his " Spring"). " It was her practice," says Dr. Johnson,...never received another summons." But whatever were the merits of this excellent lady's poetry, some of her letters, which have been published, evince, in...
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London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British ..., Volume 5

David Hughson - London (England) - 1808
...afterward duchess of Somerset, (the Cleora of Mrs.' Rowe, and the patroness, whom Thomson invokes in his' " Spring.") " It was her practice," says Dr. Johnson,...never received another summons." But whatever were the merits of this excellent lady's poetry, some of her letters, which have been published, evince, in...
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London, by David Hughson, Volume 5

Edward Pugh - 1808
...afterward duchess of Somerset, (the Cleora of Mrs. Howe, and the patroness, whom Thomson invokes in his " Spring.") " It was her practice," says Dr. Johnson,...hear her verses, and assist her studies. This honour wai one summer conferred on Thomson, who took more delight in carousing with lord Hertford and his...
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