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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David E. Shuttleton The Scottish poet Dr. Thomas Blacklock (1720-90) is often cited as the first professional man of letters to recognize the poetic achievements of Robert Burns. As Burns later recalled to John Moore, it was a letter from Blacklock in late 1786 praising the “Kilmarnock Poems...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 74–81.
Published: 01 April 2021
... overly selective in his choice of blind poets? Mounsey does not mention a case reported by Catherine Packham in 2007 of the blind Scots- man Thomas Blacklock. A renowned poet, Blacklock was appointed in 1762 to serve as minister for a congregation in Kirkcudbright on Scotland s south- west coast. However...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as nature’s abhorrence of the vacuum, for objections can be raised against every choice of life. Yet still the choice must be made. “Take the case of a man who is ill,” he advises Thomas Blacklock. “I call two physi- cians: they diff er in opinion. I am not to lie down, and die between them: I must do...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020