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"After their marriage on August 28, 1811, Shelley invited his college friend Hogg to share their household, including his wife. When Harriet objected, however, Shelley abandoned this first attempt at open marriage" - from Shelley's Wikipedia article, refers to Shelley's first wife Harriet, not to his second wife Mary. Can anyone verify this and correct one of the articles?
Hogg later became a lawyer and met Jane Williams, who had been a close friend of Percy Shelley's shortly before his death. Confusing, does this mean Hogg met Williams shortly before Shelley's death - or that Williams became a friend of Shelley's shortly before Shelley's death?
He found his work there incredibly boring. "incredibly is a weasel word here.
At the same time Shelley often sent him letters tempting him to leave York and come to visit Elizabeth in person. Hogg opted to send her a lengthy letter rather than attempting to meet her in person repetitious phrases, better to rewrite.
but in the Spring of 1811 spring should not be capitalised.
She then began reading novels with moral themes aloud to Shelley and him. Clumsy
That year Hogg wrote a picaresque novel, Memoirs of Prince Alexy Haimatoff. He published it anonymously with the claim that it had been translated from latin by a man named John Brown at Prince Himatoff's request. Haimatoff or Himatoff? Latin is generally capitalised.
In April 1814 Hogg travelled to Ireland in an attempt to them, There is a verb missing here.
This is not well written. Please get it copy-edited throughout.
The lead does not fully summarise the article, please see WP:LEAD.
On hold for seven days for issues above to be addressed. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:39, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
OK, in view of the comment below, I will not be listing. Give me a shout when you have got this into better shape. The Backlog Elimination drive should mean shorter waiting times for a while. Jezhotwells (talk) 22:12, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I addressed the specific sentences you mentioned, but I think you should probably fail this one since I'm not likely to get this up to "well written" in a week. Qrsdogg (talk) 20:59, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
Hogg shows as being born on 5 December 1792 and dying on 8 March 1862 yet his age is given as 70. This cannot be if the dates are correct. He would have been 70 if he'd died on or after 5 December 1862 but since he didn't he was only 69 when he died. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:48, 24 February 2012 (UTC)