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Title The life and poems of Anne Hunter : Haydn's tuneful voice / edited by Caroline Grigons ; with an introduction by Isobel Armstrong.
Imprint Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009.

Series Liverpool English texts and studies ; v. 56
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 56.
Subject Hunter, Anne Home, 1742-1821.
Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809 -- Songs and music.
Women poets -- Biography.
Alt Name Grigson, Caroline, 1935-
Armstrong, Isobel.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 286 pages) : portrait
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Summary Anne Home Hunter (1741-1821) was one of the most successful song writers of the second half of the eighteenth century, most famously as the poet who wrote the lyrics of many of Haydn's songs. However, her work, which included many more serious, lyrical and romantic poems has been largely forgotten. This book contains over 200 poems, some published in her life-time under her married name 'Mrs John Hunter', some attributed only to 'a Lady', and most importantly many transcribed from her manuscripts, which are now collected for the first time.
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements ; Chronology ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Anne Hunter's life ; Parents ; Childhood ; The young woman ; Angelica ; Mrs John Hunter ; The anonymous song-writer ; Leicester Fields ; Dr Haydn ; Disaster ; Isabella ; Rescue.
Publication The Creation ; George Thomson ; 'I am but a shabbi person' ; Anne Hunter's poetry ; The sources of Anne Hunter's poetry ; The earliest poems, published and manuscript ; Broadsheets ; Nine canzonetts ... and six airs ; Haydn and Salomon ; Poems known only in manuscript.
Poems, by Mrs John Hunter The Sports of the Genii, by Mrs John Hunter ; Welsh Airs ; Late published poems ; Bibliography ; Index of titles ; Index of first lines ; General index.
ISBN 9781846315886 (electronic bk.)
1846315883 (electronic bk.)
9781781388464 (electronic bk.)
1781388466 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 763160587
Additional Format Print version: 9781846311918