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Author Gerrard, Christine

Title Aaron Hill : the muses' projector, 1685-1750 / Christine Gerrard
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003

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Description 1 online resource (267 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Hackney Apollo, 1685-1711 -- 2. Schemes and Projects, 1712-1721 -- 3. 'Heavenly Clio': the making of the Hillarian circle, 1720-1723 -- 4. The 'Scorpion Haywood': the breaking of the Hillarian circle, 1723-1725 -- 5. The Plain Dealer and the religious sublime, 1724-1728 -- 6. 'Dipt in the Dirt': Pope, cultural politics, and Grub Street, 1728-1733 -- 7. Hill and the London stage, 1731-1736 -- 8. Hill, Voltaire, and Prince Frederick, 1733-1738 -- 9. 'Essex man': Richardson and the Hill family, 1733-1738 -- 10. Patriotism, fame, and death, 1743-1750 -- Bibliography
Summary Aaron Hill was one of the most lively cultural patrons and brokers on the London literary scene - an image hard to square with the company of undistinguished scribblers to which Pope relegated him in the 'Dunciad'. This biography aims to correct this distorted picture of Hill's life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-258) and index
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Subject Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750.
Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750.
Authors and patrons -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Literary patrons -- Great Britain -- Biography
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography
Authors and patrons.
Authors, English.
Intellectual life.
Literary patrons.
Theater.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
England -- London.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780191714122
0191714127