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Lengthy confounded with a monolithic British entity or misrepresented as Lakers and Cockneys, the various local types of English Romanticism are ripe for reassessment. Ranging west of a line among the Wye at Tintern and Jane Austens Chawton, this publication bargains a primary reconfiguration of Romantic tradition when it comes to English local identity.
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'This different and soaking up e-book explores a few of the ways that some of the Romantic writers, either significant and minor, came across a neighborhood proposal within the West kingdom. Nicholas Roe's well-judged assortment relates for the 1st time an excellent bankruptcy in English literary background, and vividly conjures up a few of its so much memorable personalities.' - Seamus Perry, Balliol collage, Oxford, united kingdom

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Borlase Antiquities Historical and Monumental, v. William Borlase, The Natural History of Cornwall (Oxford, 1758), v. Borlase, The Natural History of Cornwall, v. Elizabeth Baigent, ‘William Chapple (1718–1781)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). See also Patricia Milton, The Discovery of Dartmoor: a Wild and Wondrous Region (Chichester: Phillimore, 2006), 60. William Chapple, Description and Exegesis of the Drew’s Teignton Cromlech (Exeter, 1779), 1.

Defoe, A Tour, 360, 361. George Woodley, Cornubia: A Poem in Five Cantos, Descriptive of the Most Interesting Scenery, Natural and Artificial in the County of Cornwall (London, 1819), 6. Woodley, Cornubia, 135. Woodley, Cornubia, 104, 92, 93. Woodley, Cornubia, 96, 95, 106. Thomas Chatterton, ‘The Battle of Hastings’, in Poems, Supposed to have been Written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century (London, 1777 [1768]), 264. For more on Chatterton’s view of Stanton Drew see Nick Groom’s essay in this collection.

The notes to the poem cite Borlase, quote Polwhele at length on the subject of Drewsteignton, and refer to a recent excursion to admire the Stanton Drew stone circle. Nicholas Carrington’s poem ‘Dartmoor’ was not entered into the Royal Society’s competition. 84 Like Polwhele, Carrington was inspired to remedy the prejudice that existed against his home region. ‘The region to be illustrated has been too long stigmatised as another Nazareth, whence [. ] no good thing can proceed [. 85 The poem sets out to rectify this.

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