American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Southey, Robert 1774-1843. British writer noted for his romantic poetry, criticism, and biographical works.
- n. English poet and friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge (1774-1843)
- English place names, from Old English sūð ("south") + hœg ("enclosure"). (Wiktionary)
“Southey (_Life of Southey_, by his Son, vol.ii. p. 335., &c.), when urging Mr. Bedford to write a Pantagruelian romance on their lives and adventures, which however was never accomplished.”
“Southey, not often in accord with Byron, on his return from Spain (1801) testified that "for beauty all English, perhaps all existing, scenery must yield to Cintra" (_Life and Corr. of R. Southey_, ii.”
“- I spend my summer holiday's staying in Southey's marvellous old house Greta Hall (where he lived with Coleridge) in Keswick - England's Lake District.”
“Anti-hero Southey is brought to rhyme with mouthey, one of many with whom Byron settles scores in sounding the name.”
“Such arguments are most famously taken up by Byron in the "Dedication" to Don Juan (1818), where Southey is referred to as an "epic renegade" and as "a PoetPoet Laureate.”
“These years also saw changes in Southey's political views.”
“By contrast with the Black Legend, in Southey's retelling, Madoc and his people are not motivated by the desire for gain.”
“Southey is conflating him with the clergyman-poet Samuel Rogers (c. 1731 – 1790), author of Poems on Various Occasions (1782).”
“ Southey is referring to his projected novel, ‘Edmund Oliver’.”
“ Southey is adapting ‘The tale of Beryn’, a fifteenth-century interpolation into The Canterbury Tales, line 3631.”
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