John Dyer: Grongar Hill (904 words)

Sandro Jung (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
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Grongar Hill and The Country Walk are among the poems by John Dyer that have been extensively anthologised since their publication in the late 1720s. Grongar Hill is one of those Miltonic poems which underwent considerable revision and, for that reason, exists in three different textual variants. The first (Pindaric) version was printed in Miscellaneous Poems and Translations (1726), a publication in which Richard Savage collected the productions of poets such as Aaron Hill, Dyer, James Thomson and himself. The Pindaric ode version of Grongar Hill was significantly revised into Miltonic octosyllabics and republished in the same year. The first surviving manuscript draft of Grongar Hill was …

Citation: Jung, Sandro. "Grongar Hill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 October 2002 [, accessed 21 June 2021.]

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