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 (sou′thē, sŭth′ē), Robert 1774-1843.
British writer and poet laureate (1813-1843) noted for his romantic poetry, criticism, and biographical works.
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(ˈsaʊðɪ; ˈsʌðɪ)
(Biography) Robert. 1774–1843, English poet, a friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge, attacked by Byron; poet laureate (1813–43)
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(ˈsaʊ ði, ˈsʌð i)

Robert, 1774–1843, English poet and prose writer: poet laureate 1813–43.
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Noun1.Southey - English poet and friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge (1774-1843)Southey - English poet and friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge (1774-1843)
lake poets - English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it
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Meantime, while on a visit to Oxford, he had met Southey, another poet who was at this time a student there.
Robert Southey was born in 1774, and was the son of a Bristol Linen draper, but he was brought up chiefly by an aunt in Bath.
Coleridge and Southey, however, carried out part of the program.
At Greta Hall there were two houses under one roof, and soon Southey took the second house and came to live beside his brother-in-law, Coleridge.
1813 Southey had been Laureate, and when in 1843 he died, the honor was given to Wordsworth.
But talking of books, there is Southey's `Peninsular War.' I am reading that of a morning.
Then followed the recommendation to choose Southey's "Life of Cowper," unless she were inclined to be philosophical, and startle the ladies of St.
The wise must bow to the wisdom of such men as Coleridge and Southey, but, being wise, have laughed at poetical theories so prosaically exemplifled.
Of all incumbents of that high office, Robert Southey had the most notable knack at drugging the Samson of public joy and cutting his hair to the quick; and he had an artistic color-sense which enabled him so to blacken a public grief as to give it the aspect of a national crime.
Pachter cited two new executive hires - chief financial officer Tim Stone and investor relations exec Kristin Southey - as reasons to believe in the company's long-term future.
| 1762: George IV, King of England, eldest son of the insane George III, was born.1774: Robert Southey, Poet Laureate and historian, was born in Bristol.