Who is Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting: characters at a table discussing and criticising the philosophical opinions of the day.

Background and education

Peacock was born in Weymouth, Dorset, the son of Samuel Peacock and his wife Sarah Love, daughter of Thomas Love, a retired master of a man-of-war in the Royal Navy. His father was a glass merchant in London, partner of a Mr Pellatt, presumed to be Apsley Pellatt (1763–1826). Peacock went with his mother to live with her family at Chertsey in 1791 and in 1792 went to a school r...
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Thomas Love Peacock Poems

  • Lines On The Death Of Julia
    Accept, bright spirit, reft in life's best bloom
    This votive wreath to thy untimely tomb.
    Formed to adorn all scenes, and charm in all,
    The fire-side circle, and the courtly hall; ...
  • Margaret Love Peacock
    Long night succeeds thy little day;
    Oh blighted blossom! can it be,
    That this grey stone, and grassy clay,
    Have clos'd our anxious care of thee? ...
  • The Legend Of St. Laura
    Saint Laura, in her sleep of death,
    Preserves beneath the tomb
    ---'Tis willed where what is willed must be---
    In incorruptibility ...
  • The Sundial
    The ivy o'er the mouldering wall
    Spreads like a tree, the growth of years:
    The wild wind through the doorless hall
    A melancholy music rears, ...
  • The Magic Bark
    I

    O freedom! power of life and light!
    Sole nurse of truth and glory! ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Thomas Love Peacock

I Love You 15 Love 15 Light 12 Life 11 Long 10 Fear 9 Away 9 Bright 9 Song 9 Heart 8


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Yvonnezlam: i think this is a lot of my love of golden age mystery novels, pg wodehouse, etc. not at all modernist, but i’ve been meaning to read thomas love peacock for years since i read somewhere his books are the c18 version. stoppard’s arcadia is a bit like this too.
Edgardlemaire: "nightmare abbey, a venerable family-mansion, in a highly picturesque state of semi-dilapidation, pleasantly situated on a strip of dry land between the sea and the fens, at the verge of the county of lincoln, had the honour to be the..." thomas love peacock - nightmare abbey
Apthous: “is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?” ― thomas love peacock
Cr00: not drunk is he who from the floor can rise alone and still drink more. ~ thomas love peacock (1785-1866)
Maryluv30235961: i like the immaterial world. i like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then.,thomas love peacock, gryll grange,fantasy, hope, imagination,
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