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Published by University of Salzburg, Distributed in the U.S.A. by International Specialised Book Services in Salzburg [Austria], Portland, Or .
Written in English


  • Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824.,
  • Southey, Robert, -- 1774-1843.,
  • Political poetry, English -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. v-xiv).

StatementE.M. Earl & James Hogg.
SeriesSalzburg studies in English literature -- 122
ContributionsEarl, E. M., Hogg, James., Southey, Robert, 1774-1843.
LC ClassificationsPR4370.A2 E27 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20226969M
ISBN 103705201603

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Byron wrote The Vision of Judgement – his finest finished poem – in Ravenna, in two parts. He began it on May 7th , got as far as stanza 38, then abandoned it temporarily. Next he wrote Cain, and, having got that drama off his chest, returned to The Vision on September 20th, and finished it on October 4th. The Vision of Judgment () is a satirical poem in ottava rima by Lord Byron, which depicts a dispute in Heaven over the fate of George III's soul. It was written in response to the Poet Laureate Robert Southey's A Vision of Judgement (), which had imagined the soul of king George triumphantly entering Heaven to receive his Lord Byron. A Vision of Judgement was, inevitably, ridiculed by critics, and it has suffered more from the brilliant parody by Byron. To write in hexameters (which Southey defends in a long preface) was tantamount to courting abuse. Peter Cochran. (A paper read to the Newstead Abbey Byron Society) This is a massive subject, worthy of a book, and it gives an important key to Byron’s life and work. My problem in preparing the paper has been how to keep it to an acceptable length.

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