Friday, 25 September 2015

William Mason, Guisborough.

I already have a post for William Mason on the George Markham Tweddell, so will refer you over to that page.

William Mason of Guisborough (then spelt Gisborough) was Cleveland poet who studied at Cambridge. George Markham Tweddell wrote an article on him, illustrated with some of his poetry for Tweddell's Yorkshire Miscellany in the 1840's. A pdf version of the article can be found on the above site.

Tweddell says of William Mason "Should the Yorkshire Miscellany do nothing more than rescue the memory of this great, but ill-fated genius from oblivion; should it only make Yorkshire men acquainted with the merits of one of themselves, over whose mortal remains the green grass has now grown for some years, whilst his countrymen were ignorant of the noble spirit, the comprehensive mind, that once inhabited that frail tenement; should the Yorkshire Miscellany only achieve this one object, and then totally disappear from the literary world, we would not consider our humble labours altogether fruitless."

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