ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Walter Savage Landor

(1775-1864)


The son of a wealthy physician, Walter Savage Landor studied at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford (1793) where resided a year before being rusticated. After publishing his first volume of poems in 1795 he spent most of the next twenty years living in Wales. In 1808 Landor served as a volunteer in Spain during the Napoleonic wars; in 1814 he departed for Italy where, still courting controversy, he lived for most of the remainder of his long life.


TEXT RECORDS:

1810[Letter to Robert Southey on Spenser.]
1824Imaginary Conversations: Queen Elizabeth and Cecil.
1826Imaginary Conversations: Johnson and Tooke. Second Conversation.
1828[Elegy for John Keats.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1795.
Moral epistle respectfully dedicated to Earl Stanhope. 1795.
To the burgesses of Warwick. 1797.
Gebir: a poem in seven books. 1798.
Poems from the Arabic and Persion with notes. 1800.
Poetry by the author of Gebir. 1800.
Iambi incerto auctore. 1802?
Simonidea. 1806.
Three letters written in Spain. 1809.
Ode ad Gustavum regem; ode ad Gustavum exulem. 1810.
Count Julian: a tragedy.
Commentary on memoirs of Mr Fox. 1812.
Letters addressed to Lord Liverpool. 1814.
Letter from Mr Landor to Mr Jervis. 1814.
Idyllia nova quinque heroum atque heroidum. 1815.
Poche osservazinoni sullo stato attuale di que' populi. 1821.
Imaginary conversations of literary men and statesmen. 1824, 1826, 1828, 1829.
Gebir, Count Julian, and other poems. 1831.
Citation and examination of William Shakspeare. 1834.
Pericles and Aspasia. 2 vols, 1836.
The letters of a conservative. 1836.
Terry Hogan: an eclogue. 1836.
A satire on satirists and admonition to detractors. 1836.
Literary hours by various friends. 1837.
The pentarmeron and pentalogia. 1837.
Andrea of Hungary and Giovanna of Naples. 1839.
Fra Rupert. 1840.
To Robert Browning. 1845.
The works of Landor. 2 vols, 1846.
The hellenics enlarged and completed. 1847.
Poemata et inscriptiones. 1847.
The Italics of Landor. 1848.
Savagius Landor Lamartino. 1848?
Imaginary conversation of King Carlo-Alberto and the Cuchess Belgioiso on the affairs and prospects of Italy. 1848.
Carmen ad heroianam. 1848?
Epistola ad Pium IX. 1849.
Epistola ad Romanos. 1849.
Ad Cossuthum et Bemum. 1849.
Statement of occurences at Llandbedr. 1849.
Popery, British and foreign. 1851.
On Kossuth's voyage to America. 1851.
Tyrranicide. 1851.
Imaginary conversations of Greeks and Romans. 1853.
The last fruit of an old tree. 1853.
Letters of an American mainly on Russia and revolution. 1854.
Antony and Octavius: scenes for the study. 1856.
Letter from Landor to R. W. Emerson. 1856.
Landor and the Honorable Mrs Yescombe. 1857.
Mr Landor threatened. 1857.
Dry sticks from Landor. 1858.
Mr Landor's remarks on a suit. 1858.
Savonarola e il priore di San Marco. 1860.
Heroic idyls with additional poems. 1863.
Works, ed. John Forster. 8 vols, 1876.
Letters, ed. Stephen Wheeler. 1899.
Works, ed. T. E. Welby and S. Wheeler. 16 vols, 1927.
Poems, ed. T. E. Welby and S. Wheeler. 3 vols, 1937.
Landor as Critic, ed. by Charles L. Proudfit. 1979.