ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Cottle

(1770-1853)


A Bristol bookseller, Joseph Cottle befriended and published Southey, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Lamb; he wrote a vast quantity of poetry, though he will always be remembered as the publisher of Lyrical Ballads. Cottle's "Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey" has been regarded with some suspicion by later scholars.


TEXT RECORDS:

1795Monody to John Henderson, A.B. of Pembroke College, Oxford.
1799The Affectionate Heart.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems, containing John the Baptist; Sir Malcolm and Alla: a tale; War: a fragment; with A monody to John Henderson, and a sketch of his character. 1795.
Poems ... with additions. 1796.
Malvern hills: a poem. 1801, 1804.
A new version of the Psalms of David. 1801.
John the Baptist: a poem. 1802.
The works of Chatterton [ed. Cottle and Southey]. 1803.
Alfred, an epic poem in twenty-four books. 1804.
The fall of Cambria: a poem. 2 vols, 1804.
Messiah: a poem in twenty-eight books. 1815.
An expostulatory epistle to Lord Byron. 1820.
Dartmoor, and other poems. 1823.
Selection of poems, designed chiefly for schools and young persons. 1823?
Hymns and sacred lyrics. 1828.
Early recollections, chiefly relating to the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 2 vols, 1837.
Essays in reference to Socinianism. 1842.
Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. 1847.