See also:British author, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the and of
See also:June 1748 . He is famous as the writer of
See also:Sandford and Merton (1783-1789), a
See also:book for the
See also:young, which, though quaintly didactic and often ridiculous, has had consider-able educational value as inculcating manliness and independence .
See also:Day was educated at the
See also:Charterhouse and at Corpus Christi
See also:Oxford, and became a
See also:great admirer of J . J .
See also:Rousseau and his
See also:doctrine of the ideal state of nature . Having
See also:independent means he devoted himself to a
See also:life of study and philanthropy . His views on
See also:marriage were typical of the man . He brought up two foundlings, one of whom he hoped eventually to marry . They were educated on the severest principles, but neither acquired the_high quality of stoicism which he had looked for . After several proposals of marriage to other ladies had been rejected, he married an heiress who agreed with his ascetic
See also:programme of life . He finally settled at Ottershaw in Surrey and took to farming on philanthropic principles . He had many curious and impracticable theories, among them one that all animals could be managed by kindness, and while
See also:riding an unbroken
See also:colt he was thrown near Wargrave and killed on the 28th of
See also:September 1789 .
His poem The Dying
See also:Negro, published in 1773, struck the keynote of the
See also:movement . It is also obvious from his other
See also:works, such as The Devoted Legions (1776) and The Desolation of
See also:America (1777), that he strongly sympathized with the Americans during their War of Independence .
JOHN DAY (1574-1640?)
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