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Biographia Borealis
Or, Lives of Distinguished Northerns

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: February 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080088

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About the Authors
  • Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849), the eldest surviving son of the poet S. T. Coleridge, himself tried to earn a living as a writer and teacher, but his own disposition, the result of a difficult upbringing during which his frequently absent father used him as the subject of scientific and psychological research, made it difficult for him to function in the real world, and he relied for much of his life on the charity of friends for both income and home. This 1833 work on the 'lives of distinguished northerns' was originally commissioned by a publisher who subsequently went bankrupt, but the thirteen lives presented here - including Andrew Marvell, Anne Clifford, Richard Arkwright, and James Cook - are described with Coleridge's characteristic warmth. In his introduction, he makes a distinction between biography as part of public history and as personal, local or family history: these sketches definitely fall into the latter category.

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    • Date Published: February 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080088
    • dimensions: 213 x 140 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory essay
    Andrew Marvell
    Richard Bentley
    Thomas Lord Fairfax
    James, seventh earl of Derby
    Lady Anne Clifford
    Roger Ascham
    John Fisher
    Rev. Wiliam Mason
    Sir Richard Arkwright
    William Roscoe
    Captain Cook
    William Congreve
    Dr John Fothergill.

  • Author

    Hartley Coleridge

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