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A Young Lady’s Heart | Pierce Egan the Younger

The following poem, ‘In a Young Lady’s Heart’, was written by Pierce Egan the Younger in 1843 and published in The Era. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021 especially for Reynolds’s News and Miscellany.[1] In a young lady’s...

Forgive and Forget | Philo Junius

The following poem titled “Forgive and Forget” was written pseudonymously by Philo Junius and published in Home Circle in 1850.[1] There’s a magic in kindness That springs from above:— ‘Tis the type of forgiveness And herald of love....

The Emigrant (1850) | Pierce Egan

Pierce Egan the Younger was a novelist and journalist who lived between 1814 and 1880. The author of several popular novels, he occasionally wrote poetry, such as the one below which originally appeared in the Home Circle. [1] Verse I I wander...

Harriet Owen, the Fisherman’s Daughter (1857) | Pierce Egan the Younger

Pierce Egan the Younger was a Victorian writer and journalist who was the author of several best-selling novels during the 1840s and 1850s. Transcribed by Stephen Basdeo Part One Mark Owen was a fisherman, dwelling in a small cottage upon the...

The Sorrowful

Originally written in 1850 and published in the Home Circle, a magazine edited by Pierce Egan the Younger (1814-80) Ye by whom once the clear blue skyAnd zephyrs of returning springWere hailed with joy, but now no moreResponses from the spirit bring—Say,...

Adam Bell, Clim of the Clough and William of Cloudeslie

By Stephen Basdeo Stories of Robin Hood have been popular since at least the late fourteenth century, as we know from William Langland’s Vision of Piers Plowman (c.1377). However, around the same time that the ‘rymes of Robyn Hode’ flourished,...

Pierce Egan’s Sports Journalism

By Anthony Bynoe Readers of this blog will know that the Victorian novelist and journalist, Pierce Egan the Younger (1814–80), has been featured many times here by Stephen Basdeo. Today, however, Anthony Bynoe, a student-athlete at Richmond: The...

Wat Tyler: 18th- & 19th-Century Literary Afterlives

“When Adam delved and Eve span, who then was the gentleman?” – John Ball, Radical Preacher, 14th Century Late fourteenth-century England had its fair share of problems: socio-economic tensions had been fuelled by the Black Death, and...

Radical Ideas in the Penny Serials of Pierce Egan the Younger (1814-1880)

Scholars will have heard of a Pierce Egan (1772-1849), the Regency author who wrote famous works such as Life in London (1821). His son, Pierce James Egan (1814-1880), however, deserves more recognition than he currently enjoys due to the fact that he...

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