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sbasdeo1: Very short and sweet review of my Robin Hood, focusing on the "undiscovered" Robert Southey Robin Hood novel from 1791 which I found. But my book is indeed the first time it's ever been discussed at length.

Daily_Quotes000: "Thou hast been called, O sleep! the friend of woe; But 'tis the happy who have called thee so." - Robert Southey

Quoteopolis01: Robert Southey – Order is the sanity of…

Matteo60392017: "It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." -Robert Southey

PWhickman: The reason Queen Mab was pirated was because, it was believed, that due to its very ‘blasphemy’ & ‘atheism’, it could not have the protection of copyright. This was a precedent set in the important case of ‘Southey v Sherwood’ (1817) involving Robert Southey’s ‘Wat Tyler’

opheliatragedy: robert southey’s epic poem thalaba the destroyer is considered to be first appearance of a vampire in english literature. london, 1801.

canadajobalert: Educational Assistant I – Robert Southey School

Mark_Truesdale: Spending all day (whoop!) transcribing and editing the teenage Robert Southey's 'Harold' MS: an unpublished 1791 Robin Hood novel with medievalist, romantic, Gothic, and orientalist influences (coming soon!). Here's a snippet from Southey's take on 'Robin Hood and the Bishop'.

OsaremeE: She did send some poems to Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate, who replied that “literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life, and it ought not to be.” She was twenty-one years old... The Sublimely Inaccurate Portrait of the Brontë Sisters

Aplm888Alana: It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. ~ Robert Southey

PolymathQ: It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. - Robert Southey

R3dMotovilov: also featuring this story: “In 1804 Robert Southey had watched groups of women glovemakers roaming the streets of Worcester, attacking anyone wearing the new fashionable silk gloves which were eroding their trade.”

penandpension: Cunning Folk were healers, helpers and counsellors for the poor in the 18th century. Many also had a profitable line of business in love charms, as Robert Southey explained in 1807. Others were feared as evil people who laid curses on their neighbours.

KitchensNicolas: "It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." Robert Southey

ClimaxQuote: Robert Southey – No distance of place or…

sukasukasaja3: It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. (Robert Southey)

unwinsbooks: ROBERT SOUTHEY Selected POEMS c. 1900s The Canterbury Poets Edition LEATHER & HARDBACK Book

theknowlogy: Robert Southey wrote the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in 1834

pastnow_: You give me the first intimation of Lord Byron’s attack. – He is welcome to all the gratification & all the credit which he may derive from it. — Robert Southey, July 22 1819. Poor Bob!

pastnow_: There is an old remedy for the bite of a scorpion, – that of setting your foot upon the venomous reptile, & binding it upon the wound. But I am not ambitious of distinguishing myself in this way. — Robert Southey, July 22 1819.

KitchensNicolas: "It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." Robert Southey

pastnow_: I do not yet know whether the printed poem is introduced by a dedication to me, in a most hostile strain, which came over with it — Robert Southey, July 20 1819.

pastnow_: I have not seen more of Don Juan than some extracts in a country paper, wherein my own name is coupled with a rhyme which I thought would never be used by any person but myself when kissing one of my own children in infancy and talking nonsense to it —Robert Southey, July 20 1819

Matteo60392017: "It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." -Robert Southey

AnthoniaOrji: The arts babblative and scribblative. - Robert Southey

AUF2020: "It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. " Robert Southey

mriftim: “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” -Robert Southey

drmrnolan: On seeing Despard’s valediction & execution, Robert Southey wrote, ‘This calm declaration of a dying man was so well calculated to do mischief’. He became convinced that ‘revolution must come, and in its most fearful shape’.

TeamCarver: Yesterday we all said our goodbyes to one of the Team's Buyer's Agent Sabina. We are excited for her to start her new adventure. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” -Robert Southey

ChristaKinde: "It is with words as with sunbeams—the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." —Robert Southey amwriting

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