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Douglas wrote a poem that mentions Blacklock
Woodhouse’s earliest poems represented petitions to William Shenstone, who had prohibited ‘the rabble’ from visiting his ornamental gardens, The Leasowes, due to their propensity for picking flowers - rather than admiring the scenery with a detached comportment. Keegan (2002) suggests that Woodhouse’s affirmations to Shenstone respond to the conviction that the role of the lower orders in tilling the earth and concentrating on the produce it might yield precluded an ability to appreciate nature’s beauties.
Swain dedicated Beauties of the Mind, a poetical sketch; with lays, historical and romantic (London, 1831) to Southey, who wrote back to him: "If ever man was born to be a poet, you are; and if Manchester is not proud of you yet, the time will certainly come when it will be so"
Preston wrote a tribute to Charlotte Bronte titled "On the Death of Currer Bell"
Petrie dedicated a poem to Robert Owen, based on ideas of Thomas Spence's