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Miss Joy and Mrs Hayter

Freya Johnston: Anna Letitia Barbauld, 27 September 2018

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: Poetry, Protest and Economic Crisis 
by E.J. Clery.
Cambridge, 326 pp., £75, June 2017, 978 1 107 18922 5
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... vision of the bloody spoils of imperial power. This poem, the subject of a fresh appraisal by E.J. Clery, strives to be at once patriotic and prophetic of national collapse. It was the second ever census year and a natural point at which to take stock. It was also a year with too much of everything and nothing good at all. Britain had two ineffectual monarchs ...

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