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Wat Tyler, a Dramatic Poem by Robert Southey Electronic Edition Edited by Matt Hill

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Collated Witnesses of Wat Tyler

Southey, Robert. Wat Tyler, A Dramatic Poem . London: John Fairburn, 1817. Referred to as "Fairburn" in the collation.

---. Wat Tyler: 1817 (a facsimile of the pirated Wat Tyler, A Dramatic Poem: A New Edition With a Preface Suitable to Recent Circumstances. London: William Hone, 1817). Oxford: Woodstock Books, 1989. Referred to as "Hone" in the collation.

---. Wat Tyler: A Dramatic Poem in Three Acts. London: John Cleave, 1835. Goldsmiths- Kress microfilm #29316.6. Referred to as "Cleave" in the collation.

---. "Wat Tyler: A Drama." The Poetical Works of Robert Southey. Vol.2 (1837-8). Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1860. Referred to as "Works" in the collation.

---. Wat Tyler: A Dramatic Poem in Three Acts . Boston: J. P. Mendam, 1850. Referred to as "Mendam" in the collation.




List of Editions Not Available for Collation

J. Bailey, 1817

T. Broom, 1817

R. Carlile, 1817

Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1817

W. Steward & Co., 1817(?)

Sherwin, 1818

Dolby, 1820

Benbow, 1822

R. Carlile, 1826

W. Fordyce, ?




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The Publication of Wat Tyler

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Hoadley, Frank Taliaferro. "The Controversy Over Southey's Wat Tyler." Studies in Philology. 38 (1941).

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Critical Reception of Wat Tyler

Butler, Marilyn. "Culture's Medium: the Role of the Review." The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism.. Ed. Stuart Curran. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993. 120-47.

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History of Peasants' Revolt

Dobson, R. B. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1983.

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Southey's Letters Concerning Wat Tyler

Letters excerpted  from  The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey. Ed. Rev. Charles Cuthbert Southey, M.A. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

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