Edward Young (1683 – 1765) Night Thoughts a melancholic verse
Nature & villagers were as the source of inspiration. Blank verse was mostly used, not heroic couplet. Neglecting the rules of writing. New materials from within the country and distant countries: China, Persia, Arab etc. New trend, the use of verses as the place for pouring out the thoughts & feelings.
Fragments of Ancient Poetry collected in the Highlands written in Gaelic. This work caused great desire amongst the society that enabled him to collect more ancient manuscript. The result was Fingal (1762) an epic translated from ancient Gaelic manuscript written by Ossian. The next was Temora .
Reliques of Ancient Poetry , consisting of old ballads from England & Scotland: Chevy Chase, The Nut Brown Mayde, Battle of Otterburn.