Poems of Thomas Sheridan

Poems of Thomas Sheridan

by Betty S. Travitsky, Robert Goode Hogan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874134951

ISBN-13: 9780874134957

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

The reputation of Thomas Sheridan has probably suffered from the occasional ridicule of his longtime friend and collaborator Jonathan Swift. Nevertheless, Swift valued Sheridan's wit and company immensely, and the verse-warfares in which the two friends often indulged were not always won by Swift. Sheridan was not only one of the most memorable Dubliners of the early…  See more details below

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The reputation of Thomas Sheridan has probably suffered from the occasional ridicule of his longtime friend and collaborator Jonathan Swift. Nevertheless, Swift valued Sheridan's wit and company immensely, and the verse-warfares in which the two friends often indulged were not always won by Swift. Sheridan was not only one of the most memorable Dubliners of the early eighteenth century. Convivial, charming, highspirited, and feckless, he was also a prominent schoolmaster (the best in Europe, according to Swift), cleric, translator, playwright, essayist, and a prolific writer of accomplished light verse. Called Tom Pun-Sibi, or Tom the Punster, because of his droll essay The Art of Punning, he poured forth a seemingly endless stream of punning satires, verse letters to his friends, and satirical observations on the Dublin of his day. For all of his prolific output, only some of his Swift poems have remained in print, and they are in various editions of Swift's verse. This volume gathers together for the first time Sheridan's complete poetic works, including those published as broadsides or in contemporary journals and those contained in unpublished letters and manuscripts. Of particular interest for such a social poet is the inclusion of poems to and about Sheridan by his many friends and very vocal enemies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874134957
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.14(d)

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