By Catherine Cox, Susannah Riordan
This edited assortment is the 1st to deal with the subject of formative years in Irish historical past. It brings jointly proven and rising students to ascertain the event of Irish teens from the 'affective revolution' of the early 19th century to the emergence of the teen within the Sixties.
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William Cairns, Outlines of lectures on logic and belles lettres: With a synopsis of the ancient logic (Belfast: Thomas Mairs, 1835), 103, 106–7, 110; James Hirst, Address to the Belfast Historic Society (Belfast: Thomas Mairs, 1831), 14; Tom Clyde, Irish literary magazines: An outline history and descriptive bibliography (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2002), 84. 61. For a classic biographical study, see Leslie A. Marchand, Byron: A biography (3 vols, London: Random House, 1957). 62. William Todd Jones to William Drennan, letter dated 1 to 11 Nov.
Arguably the greatest celebrity of the age, Byron was a scandalous figure. 61 Many disapproved of his disregard for conventional morality. 62 28 Jonathan Jeffrey Wright Yet while Byron’s approach to life horrified many, his popularity among the poetry-reading adolescents of late Georgian Britain was ‘unbounded’. Reviewing Thomas Moore’s Letters and journals of Lord Byron (1830) in the Edinburgh Review, Thomas Babington Macaulay famously lamented that Byron’s young readers not only sought to write like him and look like him, practising their scowls and discarding their neckclothes, but also adopted his immoral world-view.
57. A. thesis, Queen’s University Belfast, 1951), 23; Terence Brown, Northern voices: Poets from Ulster (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1975), 16. 58. Belfast Monthly Magazine, 1:2 (1808), 137. 59. Introduced in 1792, the Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge’s rule prohibiting the acquisition of books of ‘trivial amusement’ was not formally relaxed until 1865. See John Anderson, History of the Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge, commonly known as the Linen Hall Library, chiefly taken from the minutes of the society and published in connection with the centenary celebration in 1888 (Belfast: M’Caw, Stevenson & Orr, 1888), 19, 42, 76, 82.