Table of contents for Acts of union : Scotland and the literary negotiation of the British nation, 1707-1830 / Leith Davis.

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1. Writing the nation in 1707: Daniel Defoe, Lord Belhaven and the 'vast conjunction' of Britain
2. Narrating the '45: Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett and the pretense of fiction
3. Origin of the specious: James Macpherson, Samuel Johnson and the forging of the nation
4. The poetry of nature and the nature of poetry: Robert Burns and William Wordsworth
5. Citing the nation: Thomas Percy's and Walter Scott's minstrel ballads
Conclusion: Runes of empire: Scotland and the margins of English literature;' Notes

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English literature 18th century History and criticism, National characteristics, British, in literature, Nationalism and literature Great Britain History 18th century, Nationalism and literature Great Britain History 19th century, English literature Scottish authors History and criticism, English literature 19th century History and criticism, Scotland History The Union, 1707 Historiography, Literature, Comparative English and Scottish, Literature, Comparative Scottish and English, Scotland In literature