[citation needed], In 1821 he went to London to dispose of some translations from German authors, but was persuaded first to write and publish an account of his opium experiences, which that year appeared in the London Magazine. This new sensation eclipsed Lamb's Essays of Elia, which were then appearing in the same periodical. Thomas De Quincey, writer and author of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, was born Thomas Penson Quincey, one of seven children and son of a Manchester linen merchant, on 15th August 1785. De Quincey's 1803 diary was published in 1927. Three of De Quincey's daughters survived him. 0000001697 00000 n Marketed by Thornley Groves, Altrincham His youth was spent in solitude, and when his elder brother, William, came home, he wrought havoc in the quiet surroundings. When his daughters matured, they managed his budget more responsibly than he ever had himself. [11] He became an acquaintance of Coleridge and Wordsworth, having already sought out Charles Lamb in London. It was published in book form the following year. [citation needed]. This influence carried over into Luca Guadagnino's 2018 version of the film. Shelby Hughes created Jynxies Natural Habitat, an online archive of stamp art on glassine heroin bags, under the pseudonym "Dequincey Jinxey," in reference to De Quincey. "The Cathedral as Time Machine: Art, Architecture, and Religion." 0000011428 00000 n 0000332688 00000 n TDQ Homepage. The reason for this post, is that he also briefly lived in Renfield Street, on the site of today's De Quincey House. G2 1LP. Demolished. [9], His first plan had been to reach Wordsworth, whose Lyrical Ballads (1798) had consoled him in fits of depression and had awakened in him a deep reverence for the poet. There are many theories surrounding the effects of opium on literary creation, and notably, his periods of low use were literarily unproductive.[33]. 0000004943 00000 n During the final decade of his life, De Quincey labored on a collected edition of his works. [citation needed], The existence of the American edition prompted a corresponding British edition. Full text of "Thomas De Quincey: A Bibliography Based Upon the De Quincey Collection in ...See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. She brought them up strictly, taking De Quincey out of school after three years because she was afraid he would become big-headed, and sending him to an inferior school at Wingfield, Wiltshire. 0000009673 00000 n endstream endobj 208 0 obj <>/Metadata 61 0 R/Pages 60 0 R/StructTreeRoot 63 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 209 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/Properties<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 841.89 595.276]/Type/Page>> endobj 210 0 obj [211 0 R] endobj 211 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/I/Rect[11.0345 49.9412 250.889 92.9176]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 212 0 obj <> endobj 213 0 obj <> endobj 214 0 obj <> endobj 215 0 obj <> endobj 216 0 obj <>stream After leaving Oxford without a degree, he made an attempt to study law, but desultorily and unsuccessfully; he had no steady income and spent large sums on books (he was a lifelong collector). Street. This well established pub was once known as the Cecil, today it is called the Renfield Bar. In 1841, in a effort to escape his creditors, de Quincey did a midnight flit to Scotland, taking up temporary residence in a number of properties in Glasgow. [24] He pursued journalism as the one way available to him to pay his bills; and without financial need it is an open question how much writing he would ever have done. [22], Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and its rival Tait's Magazine received numerous contributions. I first remember it as De Quincey's Pub, then a fairly upmarket bolt hole, with the more raucous Brahms & Liszt (complete with its giant barrels of free monkey nuts in the basement). trailer Flat 2-5, De Quincey House, 48 West Regent Street, Glasgow Description HAP Sales and Lettings are delighted to present this spacious one-bedroom apartment in the converted, B-listed De Quincey House, situated on the corner of West Regent Street and Renfield Street in an established residential area of Glasgow City Centre. startxref De Quincey's. Join our mailing list. [32], By his own testimony, De Quincey first used opium in 1804 to relieve his neuralgia; he used it for pleasure, but no more than weekly, through 1812. See property details on Zoopla or browse all our range of properties in West Regent Street, De Quincey House, Glasgow G2. You can only imagine the developer's delight when the later additions were removed to reveal this testament to the tilers' art. Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Thomas de Quincey, by Sir John Gordon Watson (National Portrait Gallery). Heritage and Retro Heritage New chapter for a very royal - and once very rough - historic Edinburgh property It was where James V stored his weapons and Mary Queen of Scots put her many guests. He lived for ten years in Dove Cottage, which Wordsworth had occupied and which is now a popular tourist attraction, and for another five years at Foxghyll Country House, Ambleside. 0000051718 00000 n [5] His father, a successful merchant with an interest in literature, died when De Quincey was quite young. Morrison, Robert. End. [4], Thomas Penson De Quincey was born at 86 Cross Street, Manchester, Lancashire. "The Literature of Power: Coleridge and De Quincey." [26] The debtors who took sanctuary there could emerge only on Sundays, when arrests for debt were not allowed.) From Robert Morrison, 12th December, 2008: Grevel Lindop has asked me to send you the reference in De Quincey's 1856 version of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater to the 'tea-kettles in the vale of Wrington'. %PDF-1.4 %���� As a result, the home for sale is perfect for buyers wishing to live and work in the city, taking full advantage of all that Glasgow has to offer. "Thomas De Quincey: Chronology" TDQ Homepage. Finding aid to De Quincey Family papers at Columbia University. For the rest of his life his opium use fluctuated between extremes; he took "enormous doses" in 1843, but late in 1848 he went for 61 days with none at all. "Notes of Conversation with Thomas De Quincey." He soon lost his guinea by ceasing to keep his family informed of his whereabouts, and had difficulty making ends meet. De Quincey House is located on West Regent Street, just a few minutes walk from Glasgow’s main shopping centre that surrounds Buchanan . 1 bed flat for sale in West Regent Street, De Quincey House, Glasgow G2, selling for £110,000 from MQ Estate Agents & Lettings. "Thomas De Quincey: Biography" TDQ Homepage. [6] In 1800, De Quincey, aged 15, was ready for the University of Oxford; his scholarship was far in advance of his years. Twenty-two volumes of De Quincey's Writings were issued from 1851–59. H�\��j�@��z�9&���������aX�>�,�Ac���)U�� He died in Edinburgh and is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard at the west end of Princes Street. The smart, red brick corner block, facing the old Odeon Cinema, was designed in the Flemish Renaissance style, in 1888-89, by Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed London's Natural History Museum. Suspiria de Profundis (1845) appeared in Blackwood's, as did The English Mail-Coach (1849). He was a weak and sickly child. 0000007927 00000 n endstream endobj 217 0 obj <> endobj 218 0 obj <>stream Tel: 0141 333 9725. C. H. Hendricks, cited in: Judson S. Lyon, Learn how and when to remove this template message, On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/de_quincey, Morrison, Robert. [29] De Quincey certainly had intestinal problems, and problems with his vision – which could have been related: "uncorrected myopic astigmatism … manifests itself as digestive problems in men. He soon exchanged London and the Lakes for Edinburgh,[20] the nearby village of Polton, and Glasgow; he spent the remainder of his life in Scotland. The Old Rangoon was here for a ... Read More. 0000009014 00000 n The first is the title page from Grevel's recent edition of both the 1821 and the 1856 versions of Confessions. 0000004200 00000 n More than once in his later years, De Quincey was forced to seek protection from arrest in the debtors' sanctuary of Holyrood in Edinburgh. Dario Argento used De Quincey's Suspiria, particularly "Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow", as an inspiration for his "Three Mothers" trilogy of films, which include Suspiria, Inferno and The Mother of Tears. %%EOF One possibility is "a mild … case of infantile paralysis" that he may have contracted from Wordsworth's children. His stone, in the southwest section of the churchyard on a west facing wall, is plain and says nothing of his work. It was only when De Quincey, a chronic procrastinator, failed to answer repeated letters from James Thomas Fields[35] that the American publisher proceeded independently, reprinting the author's works from their original magazine appearances. The Devil’s Elbow North British Hotel, George Square, Glasgow. Thomas Penson De Quincey (/ d ə ˈ k w ɪ n s i /; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). [10], Discovered by chance by his friends, De Quincey was brought home and finally allowed to go to Worcester College, Oxford, on a reduced income. Since the spring of 1850 De Quincey had been a regular contributor to an Edinburgh periodical called Hogg's Weekly Instructor, whose publisher, James Hogg, undertook to publish Selections Grave and Gay from Writings Published and Unpublished by Thomas De Quincey. [17] De Quincey then made literary acquaintances. 0000008252 00000 n 0000034188 00000 n (Morrison, Robert. I attach two images. [13], His wife Margaret bore him eight children before her death in 1837. 239 0 obj <>stream Joan of Arc (1847) was published in Tait's. While some people wrongly think that De Quincey was an abolitionist, a quick read of his West Indies essays would reveal that he was in fact a racist who believed white people to be physically and morally superior. His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire and Nikolai Gogol, but even major 20th-century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. He was unwisely generous with his funds, making loans that could not or would not be repaid, including a £300 loan to Coleridge in 1807. De Quincey edited and revised his works for the Hogg edition; the 1856 second edition of the Confessions was prepared for inclusion in Selections Grave and Gay…. Enter today's Gin71 bar, on the corner, and it's like stepping into a ceramic symphony, a world-class, wally-tiled wonder, which was, bizarrely, originally created as the front office of the Prudential Insurance Company. The reason for this post, is that he also briefly lived in Renfield Street, on the site of today's De Quincey House. 0000003646 00000 n