Robert Tatersal

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Flourished Years: 
1734 to 1735

Robert Tatersal's Publications

Title Publication Date Publisher Edition Other Editions Editor Collaborator Patron Subscription Description Key Subscribers Pages Call Number Dialect Language Digitized or Digital Editions Additional Notes
The Bricklayer’s Miscellany: or, Poems on Several Subjects: Written by Robert Tatersal, A poor Country Bricklayer, of Kingston upon Thames, in Allusion to Stephen Duck. 1734 Baron Thomas Onslow, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

"The first volume, dedicated to Baron Onslow, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey (1679–1740), contains 17 poems, including many addressed to particular individuals. One poem celebrates Cambridge as a university town. Tatersal's sense of debt to Stephen Duck for making it possible for laborers to aspire to a literary career is made explicit in a poem addressed to Duck: “The Bricklayers Labours” charts his working life in the sort of vivid detail Duck had used in describing his work as a thresher. The volume concludes with “The Author's Wish” for a modest competence." (Blackwell)

The Bricklayer's Miscellany. The Second Part. Containing Poems on Several Subjects 1735

"The second volume contains a short, cheerful address to his readers and 11 further poems, including a mournful elegy and a comic epitaph on a bricklayer, perhaps a self-portrait, some religious and moral pieces, and the satirical 'Humours of the Club of Bacchus.' " (Blackwell)

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Robert Tatersal influenced by, addressed writing to Stephen Duck

Tatersal wrote The bricklayer’s miscellany: or, poems on several subjects: written by Robert Tatersal, A poor Country Bricklayer, of Kingston upon Thames, in Allusion to Stephen Duck (1734) after Duck's success with "The Thresher's Labour." Tatersal's sense of debt to Duck for making it possible for laborers to aspire to a literary career is made explicit in a poem addressed to Duck: “The Bricklayers Labours” charts his working life in the sort of vivid detail Duck had used in describing his work as a thresher (Blackwell).

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