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satanic school

pejorative designation for the poets John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leigh Hunt, and Lord Byron, used of them by Robert Southey in the preface to his A Vision of Judgement (1821). The term expressed Southey's disapproval of the unorthodox views and lifestyles of the poets

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