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Southey, Robert, LL.D.
(b. Bristol, August 12th, 1774; d. Keswick, March 21st, 1843). Wat Tyler (1794), Poems (1795, 1797, 1801), Joan of Arc (1796); Thalaba the Destroyer (1801); Madoc (1805); Metrical Tales and Other Poems (1805); The Curse of Kehama (1810); Roderick (1814); Odes (1814), Minor Poems (1815); Carmen Triumphale (1815), The Poets Pilgrimage to Waterloo (1816); The Lay of the Laureate (1816); A Vision of Judgment (1821); The Expedition of Orsua and the Crimes of Aguirre (1821); A Tale of Paraguay (1825); All for Love and The Pilgrim to Compostella (1829); Oliver Newman, and Other Poetical Remains (1845); and Robin Hood: a Fragment (1847). His prose works are as follow:Letters Written during a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal, with some Account of Spanish and Portuguese Poetry (1797); Letters from England, by Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella (1807); Chronicle of the Cid Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, from the Spanish (1808); a History of Brazil (1810); Omniana; or, the Horæ Otiosiores (1812); a Life of Nelson (1813); a Life of Wesley (1820); a History of the Peninsular War (1823); The Book of the Church (1824); Sir Thomas More; or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society (1824); Vindiciæ Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ (1826); Essays, Moral and Political (1832); Lives of English Admirals (183340); The Doctor (183438), Lives of Cromwell and Bunyan (1844); and a Life of Doctor Andrew Bell (1844). Southey also edited the English Anthology for 17991800; Specimens of the Late English Poets, with Preliminary Notices (1807); Attempts at Verse, by J. Jones, with an Essay on Uneducated Poets (1831); and Select Works of the Early British Poets, with Biographical Notices (1831). His Commonplace Book, edited by J. W. Warter, appeared in 184951; selections from his poetical works in 1831, from his prose works in 1832, and Life and Correspondence published by his son in 184950; and a Selection from his Letters by his son-in-law, Warter, in 1856. See the Life by Browne (1854), and the Monograph by Dowden (1880).