Clarke, Charles Cowden, 1787-1877

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Birth 1787-12-15
Death 1877-03-13

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Scholar and author.

From the description of Charles Cowden Clarke and Mary Cowden Clarke correspondence, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453461

Charles Cowden Clarke, English writer and public lecturer. In his twenties he worked as a teacher at his father's school in Enfield, Middlesex. During this time Clarke befriended a young John Keats, and introduced him to the works of the great poets. He later moved to London, where he made many friends among the literary set, including William Hazlitt, Charles and Mary Lamb, and Leigh Hunt. Clarke held a long career as a public lecturer on literary subjects, and he and his wife Mary wrote many scholarly works on Shakespeare.

From the description of Charles Cowden Clarke manuscript material : 149 items, 1812-ca. 1880 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 132680535

From the guide to the Charles Cowden Clarke manuscript material : 151 items, 1812-ca. 1880, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

British writer.

From the description of Hymn to God : autograph manuscript signed of the poem, [ca. 1859]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270630033

English scholar; teacher of Keats.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Guildhall, to Richard Woodhouse, [18]23 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622322


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