Poet; known for his hymns, pastorals, and satires.
Poet and satirist; known for anti-royalist and celebrity satires; very popular with miscellany compilers.
Compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of love poetry.
Compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of witty verse.
Poet; founder of the Romantic movement in England with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a fellow member of the Lake Poets.
Church of England clergyman and classical scholar; primary compiler of and major author in Beinecke Osborn c110, an English and Latin manuscript verse miscellany.
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Antiquary; friend of Philip Yorke and contributor to the Athenian Letters under the signature “W.”
Compiler of a mixed, probably Jacobite manuscript verse miscellany apparently owned and used by William Bromley shortly after its composition.
Poet; sister of John and Charles Wesley, leaders of the Methodist movement.
Possibly first name Catherine; contributor to a series of poetic exchanges associated with the Wyvill-G—ll coteire featured in an anonymous manuscript miscellany; author of “Verses addressed to Mrs W[yvi]ll,” “To the Memory of Mr Howard,” “To be presented to Miss Wyvill the day she compleats her sixth year by her aunt and godmother,” and “Verses in Answer to those on Sensibility.”
Poet and Church of England clergyman; traslator of classics and author of Pindaric poems such as A Hymn to Darkness.
Poet and writer; milk-seller and Hannah More’s protégé; a rural poet, whose intense self-analyses often merge with religious and philosophical speculation.
Lord Chancellor; brother of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke, with whom he initiated and contributed to the Athenian Letters.
Letter writer; wife of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke; centre of the Yorke-Grey coterie.
Philip Yorke’s sister (married name Heathcote); member of the Yorke-Grey coterie.
Politician and writer; brother of Charles Yorke, husband of Jemima Campbell Yorke; centre of the Yorke-Grey coterie and chief creator of the Athenian Letters (1741-43); owner and potentially primary compiler of Beinecke Osborn c135.
Writer; best remembered for the long blank verse poem Night-Thoughts (1742–1745).