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May 27

Julia Ward Howe born, 1819

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What poets, from the earlier half of the eighteenth century, have been referred to as "proto-Romantics"?

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Thomas Gray and William Collins. In contrast to the satirists who were their contemporaries, these poets wrote contemplative lyric poems in blank verse, prefiguring the works of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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