See also:English author and Shakespearian
See also:scholar, was
See also:born at
See also:Enfield, Middlesex, on the 15th of
See also:December 1787 . His
See also:Clarke, was a schoolmaster, among whose pupils was John
See also:Keats .
See also:Charles Clarke taught Keats his letters, and encouraged his love of
See also:poetry . He knew Charles and Mary Lamb, and afterwards became acquainted with Shelley, Leigh
See also:Coleridge and
See also:Hazlitt . Clarke became a
See also:music publisher in
See also:partnership with
See also:Novello, and married in 1828 his partner's
See also:sister, Mary
See also:Victoria (1809—1898), the eldest daughter of Vincent Novello . In the
See also:year after her
See also:marriage Mrs Cowden Clarke began her valuable
See also:Shakespeare concordance, which was eventually issued in eighteen monthly parts (1844–1845), and in
See also:form in 1845 as The
See also:Complete Concordance to Shakespeare, being a Verbal
See also:Index to all the Passages in the Dramatic
See also:Works of the Poet . This
See also:work superseded the Copious Index to . . . Shake-. speare (1790) of
See also:Ayscough, and the Complete Verbal Index . . . (1805–1807) of
See also:Francis Twiss . Charles Cowden Clarke published many useful books, and edited the text for John
See also:Nichol's edition of the
See also:British poets; but his most import-
See also:ant work consisted of lectures delivered between 1834 and 1856 on Shakespeare and other
See also:literary subjects .
Some of the more notableseries were published, among them being Shakespeare's Characters, chiefly those subordinate (1863), and
See also:Moliere's Characters (1865) . In 1859 he published a volume of
See also:original poems, Carmina Minima . For some years after their marriage the Cowden Clarkes lived with the Novellos in
See also:London . - In 1849 Vincent Novello with his wife removed to
See also:Nice, where he was joined by the Clarkes in 1856 . After his
See also:death they lived at Genoa at the "
See also:Villa Novello." They collaborated in The Shakespeare
See also:Key, unlocking the Treasures of his
See also:Style . . . (1879), and in an edition of Shakespeare for Messrs
See also:Cassell, which was issued in weekly parts, and completed in 1868 . It was reissued in 1886 as Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare . Charles Clarke died on the 13th of
See also:March 1877 at Genoa, and his wife survived him until the 12th of
See also:January 1898 . Among Mrs Cowden Clarke's other works may be mentioned The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (3 vols., 1850–1852), and a
See also:translation of
See also:Treatise upon
See also:Instrumentation and Orchestration (1856) . See Recollections of Writers (1898), a joint work by the Clarkes containing letters and reminiscences of their many literary friends; and Mary Cowden Clarke's autobiography, My Long
See also:Life (1896) . A charming series of letters (1850-1861), addressed by her to an
See also:American admirer of her work, Robert Balmanno, was edited by Anne Upton Nettleton as Letters to an Enthusiast (Chicago, 1902) .
ADAM CLARKE (1762?—1832)
EDWARD DANIEL CLARKE (1769–1822)
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