Collins, William (1721–59)

  • Michèle Plaisant

Abstract

William Collins is considered one of the finest lyric poets of the mid-eighteenth century. Sensitive, passionate, gifted with a vivid imagination, he aspired to join the great tradition of English poetry represented by Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton.

Keywords

Depression Ghost Verse Milton Melancholia 

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Michèle Plaisant

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