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Details Mar 1797  By spring, Francis Place and John Ashley (moderates) have dissociated themselves from the more extreme London Corresponding Society. *Radicalism  
Details Apr 1797 - June 1797  Mutinies in the British Navy at Spithead and Nore.  
Details May 26, 1797  Grey's motion for parliamentary reform is defeated 258 to 63. *Parliamentary Reform  
Details July 1797  W. Wordsworth and Dorothy Wordsworth move to Alfoxden House to be near Coleridge at Nether Stowey. They plan the Lyrical Ballads, whose first volume appears in 1798.  
Details July 1797  In protest of the defeat of Grey's reform proposals, the Foxite Whigs secede en bloc from the House of Commons, as the opposition had during the American war.  
Details July 1797 - Aug 1797  Radical leader of the Society for Constitutional Information, John Thelwall, visits W. Wordsworth and Coleridge at Nether Stowey, and they act suspiciously enough (nightly "reconnaissances" and asking questions about navigating a river to the sea) to alarm servants and neighbors during the wartime scare of invasion from France. The government Home Office sends an informer in mid August (15th-16th) to investigate. *Radicalism  
Details July 1797 - Aug 1797  W. Wordsworth's presence at Nether Stowey after John Thelwall's visit almost causes riots. (See also.) *Radicalism  
Details July 9, 1797  Edmund Burke dies.  
Details July 31, 1797  London Corresponding Society holds an illegal mass meeting at St. Pancras. Some 4,000 constables and soldiers (6,000-8,000 held in reserve) force the crowd to disperse; six speakers (Ben Binns, Fergussonk Galloway, Barrow, Stuckey, and Hodgson) are arrested, but the Grand Jury dismisses charges against them. *Radicalism  
Details Aug 30, 1797  Birth of Mary Godwin (Mary Shelley); her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, dies as a result of childbirth, 10 Sept.  
Details Sept 4, 1797  France: Coup of 18 Fructidor, Year V, vs. royalists. *French Revolution  
Details Sept 10, 1797  Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin dies after giving birth to Mary Godwin (the future Mary Shelley) on 10 Aug.  
Details Oct 16, 1797  Coleridge finishes Osorio and publishes another Poems.  
Details Oct 17, 1797  France and Austria sign peace treaty. *French Revolution  
Details Nov 20, 1797  First issue of the ministerial journal The Anti-Jacobin; published until 9 July 1798.  
Details 1798  Commons rejects abolition. Other motions are introduced for stiffening restrictions on the slave carrying act and for abolishing the slave trade along much of the West African coast. Negroes are eliminated from the list of "goods" favored under the free port system. *Abolition  
Details 1798  The Edgeworths, Practical Education/  
Details 1798  Joanna Baillie, Plays on the Passions (Vol. 1). Included is the "Introductory Discourse," an explication of Baillie's theory of theatre writing, and production.  
Details 1798  Charlotte Smith, The Young Philosopher.  
Details 1798  Blake, Annotations to Richard Watson's (Bishop of Llandaff) "Apology"; Blake begins annotating Sir Joshua Reynolds' Discourses on Art.  
Details 1798  Abbé Barreul's paranoid Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism is translated into English. *French Revolution  
Details 1798  George Canning, The Loves of Triangles, a parody of Erasmus Darwin's The Botanic Garden.  
Details 1798  Coleridge, "Frost at Midnight."  
Details 1798  Charles Lloyd, Edmund Oliver (which ridicules Mary Hays).  
Details 1798 - 1799  Bonaparte's campaigns in Egypt and the Middle East. The Battle of the Nile (1798). Britain, Austria, and Russia form an alliance against France. Napoleon loses ground in Egypt, Italy, and Germany, abandons his army in Egypt, and returns to France. *French Revolution  

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