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
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
Wrote several devotional books, including Directions for Daily Communion with God and Commentary on the Bible
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
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)
How Are Thy Servants Blest, O Lord
Found at the end of "Greatness"; talks about being in a storm at sea
in which the first and third contain eight syllables and the second and fourth contain six
friend of Isaac Watts, composed about 370 hymns which were published after his death, and established an academy and seminary
O Happy Day
Originally titled "Rejoicing in Our Covenant Engagement with God"; a favorite of Queen Victoria
in Anglican minister who compiled a collection of 418 hymns and wrote "rock of ages"
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.
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.
remembered as both a hymn writer and a pre-romance poet; suffered periods of mental depression his entire life
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
Battle of Bannockburn
one of the greatest moments in Scottish history; in this battle the Scots were led by Robert Bruce