Opinions of the Press: on the PURGATORY OF
SUICIDES. These 'opinions' were
annexed to Cooper's "Baron's
Yule Feast" of 1846. If there were any, the
reviewers' weightier comments are excluded leaving a collection
of vague and nebulous eulogies:―
Britannia, Aug. 30. 1845;
Sentinel, Oct. 12.
Sept. 6. 1845; Illuminated
Magazine, Oct. 1. 1845;
Kentish Independent, Oct.
11. 1845; Nottingham
Review, Oct. 17, 1845;
Sheffield Iris, Nov. 6,
Mercury (Ed.―still in business), December 13. 1845.
Opinions of the Press: on WISE SAWS
AND MODERN INSTANCES.
Cooper said of this: "They [the stories] were there [in Stafford
Gaol] written as a relief from the intenser thought and feeling
exercised in the building-up of my prison-rhyme, "The Purgatory
of Suicides"; and were published a few weeks after the poem
appeared, in November, 1845, under the title of Wise Saws and
Modern Instances: a title which I did not choose, and did
not like." Thus, when Cooper extended and republished the
book some 30 years later, it appeared as "Old
Athenĉum, Nov. 15, 1845;
Atlas, Nov. 22, 1845;
Britannia, Nov. 8,
Independent, Dec. 13. 1845;
Dec. 6, 1845; Glasgow
Citizen, Nov. 15,1845.
Cooper meets de Quincy
and interviews the sister of Robert Burns: from
The International Monthly Magazine,
of Literature, Science and Art, Vol. IV, 1851.
from Thomas Cooper' to R. G. Gammage, 26th Feb., 1855,
reproduced subsequently with commentary as an appendix in
Gammage's History of the Chartist Movement.
Lecture advertisement: from the
Manchester Guardian 19
Thomas Cooper and
Thomas Carlyle: from 'Thomas Carlyle',
Harpers New Monthly Magazine,
New York, 1881.
Thomas Cooper and the Chartist
Riot: from LEAFLETS FROM MY LIFE:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY MARY
Obituary: The Times Saturday,
July 16, 1892.
Funeral of Thomas Cooper:
The Times, July 19th,
Two songs by Thomas Cooper.
Handwriting: a short undated
letter from Cooper.
Charles Kingsley's correspondence with
Cooper: from CHARLES KINGSLEY,
His Letters and Memories of his Life (pub. 1888):
February 15, 1850;
November 2, 1853;
June 14, 1856;
April 3, 1857;
May 9, 1857;
Biographic Sketch: Mark
Hovell on Thomas Cooper, from
MOVEMENT, chapter XII.