the greatest writer of the 18th century
A dictionary writer, literary critic, conversationalist, and moralist who started an education at Oxford University (but never finished due to financial matters) and who was deeply impressed by Law's Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Unsuccessfully started a private school, unsuccessfully tried to sell a play with David Garrick, wrote for the Gentleman's Magazine, started The Rambler and The Idler, founded and dominated the Literary Club, wrote The Lives of the Poets, edited Shakespeare
Received an honorary master's and doctor's degree from Oxford for A Dictionary of the English Language
Year that A Dictionary of the English Language was published
Author of The Life of Samuel Johnson
Life of Samuel Johnson
the greatest biography in English literature
introduces the facts of another person's life and orders them in such a way that the reader can develop real insight into the person's character
Practiced law and spent years tailing Samuel Johnson
Author of The Confessions
Thomas a Kempis
Author of The Imitation of Christ
Wrote many devotional poems and sermons
Author of The Practice of the Presence of God
Author of The Rule and Exercise of Holy Living and Holy Dying
Author of Pensees
Wrote several devotional books, including Directions for Daily Communion with God and Commentary on the Bible
Author of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life and Christian Perfection
Authored many works of theology and Christian living
A dissenter, Presbyterian pastor, and writer who studied law of Gray's Inn
England's most famous pottery maker whose chinaware is recognized today by its white cameo design on a blue or green backround
An Anglican educated at Cambridge University whose books affected people such as the Wesley brothers, George Whitefield, and Samuel Johnson
Painted by Thomas Gainsborough; was unusual because of its brilliant blue color
Painted by Thomas Lawrence; depicted Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton, who died of tuberculosis
Son of tavern keepers who was Oxford educated, who was part of the "Holy Club", and who preached over 18000 sermons for 34 years to over 10 million people
the great revival leader in England and America and the founder of Methodism; the son of an Anglican minister and Susanna Wesley; saved from death in a burning house; kept a famous Journal; wrote grammars of classical languages and English, handbooks on logic, medicine, and physics, Bible commentaries, works on Church history, theological works, hymns, and editions of early religious classics such as the writings of Bunyan
a nonconformist pastor who became the Father of English Hymnody and the author of Hymns and Spiritual Songs (published in 1707)
a nonconformist pastor who became a hymn writer
the Poet of Methodism
Published the first Baptist hymnal
Expressed man's sinful nature and need of salvation
Number of hymns written by John Newton in the Olney Hymns
Number of hymns written by William Cowper in the Olney Hymns
Wrote Amazing Grace
Wrote There is a Fountain Filled with Blood
Wrote The Spacious Firmament on High
Wrote How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord
Wrote When All Thy Mercies, O My God
The Spacious Firmament on High
Based on Psalm 19 and published in The Spectator in 1712
How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord
Found at the end of "Greatness"; talks about being in a storm at sea
When All Thy Mercies, O My God
Followed an essay called "Gratitude"
Deliberately determined to change the entire system of hymn singing
Wrote From All That Dwell below the Skies
Wrote Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Wrote Jesus Shall Reign
Wrote The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord
made up of a four-line stanza with each line containing eight syllables
in which the first, second, and fourth lines have six syllables and the third has eight
in which the first and third contain eight syllables and the second and fourth contain six
From All That Dwell below the Skies
Watt's version of Psalm 117
Jesus Shall Reign
Based on Psalm 72
The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord
Watt's version of Psalm 19
friend of Isaac Watts, composed about 370 hymns which were published after his death, and established an academy and seminary
Wrote O Happy Day
Wrote How Gentle God's Commands
Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve
Expresses desire to actively serve God
Wrote Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve
O Happy Day
Originally titled "Rejoicing in Our Covenant Engagement with God"; a favorite of Queen Victoria
the "sweet singer" of Methodism; produced over 6500 hymns in fifty-six collections
wrote "soldiers of Christ, arise"
wrote "I want a principle within"
wrote "come, thou long-expected Jesus"
wrote "Jesus, lover of my soul"
wrote "arise, my soul, arise!"
in Anglican minister who compiled a collection of 418 hymns and wrote "rock of ages"
wrote "if, on a quiet sea"
wrote "amazing Grace" and it worked with William Cowper to write the Olney Hymns; was a rough and crude captain of a slave trading ship who was eventually taught by God's grace to fear death, he repented of his stands and fled to God for relief.
wrote "fellowship with Christ"
wrote "glorious things of thee are spoken"
wrote "how sweet the name of Jesus sounds"
turned away from the formality of Pope and began raiding poetry that was characterized by warmth of expression, a sense of mystery, a delight and wonder, a love for nature, and dress in the past, and a concern for simple country folk. Used verb forms other than the public, such as blank verse, the ballad stanza, and the sonnet. Included William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith, William Blake, and Robert Burns.
language that is reserved for poetry only
remembered as both a hymn writer and a pre-romance poet; suffered periods of mental depression his entire life
wrote "walking with God"
wrote "sometimes a light surprises"
wrote "the castaway"
wrote "the task"
wrote "light shining out of darkness"
led the way from classicism romanticism and is remembered for one of the best known poems in the English language -- "elegy written in a country churchyard"
an Irish man who was one of the most versatile writers of his age; wrote the poem "the deserted Village", a novel called the Vicar of Wakefield, and wrote a comedy called She Stoops to Conquer. Johnson said that, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."
a mystical poets and artists whose poetry and art are eccentric, mystical, and often rebellious; his poems stress the evils of the city; the restrictions of society; the necessary of individualism, imagination, and emotion; and the love of nature. Wrote songs of innocence and songs of experience
wrote "the Lamb", "the Tiger", "applaud in the pebble", "London", and "to see a world in a grain of sand"
Scotland's greatest poet; his songs in Poland, which are about Scottish life and use the narrative dialect, are now world famous. They often deal with the humble peasants and presented satirical portraits. Many of them reflect the high standards of the Bible loving Scott.
wrote "Sweet Afton", sometimes called it the greatest songwriter of the world for this piece
wrote "John Anderson in my Joe"
wrote "a red, red rose"
wrote "a man's a man for that"
Battle of Bannockburn
one of the greatest moments in Scottish history; in this battle the Scots were led by Robert Bruce
Wrote "Auld Lang Syne"
wrote "to a mouse" and "to a louse"
wrote "The Cotter's Saturday Night"