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The First Protectorate Parliament, Waller's A Panegyrick to My Lord Protector, and Marvell's The First Anniversary

Edward Holberton

in Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544585
eISBN:
9780191719981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544585.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first parliament of the Protectorate would not accept the powers allotted to it by the constitution, and refused to ratify the Instrument of Government. As the crisis undermined the state's ... More


Arbitrary Power

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter marks the events that happened in Andrew Marvell's life during the momentous year of 1676, when he was active in his engagement with church politics (Mr Smirke) and the political ... More


Afterlife and Revelation

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter unfolds the events that occurred after Andrew Marvell's death, and what influence he left upon his departure from the world. Months after Marvell's death, the unfolding political events ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Andrew Marvell

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter introduces the effect and influence that Andrew Marvell had after his death in August 1678. Emerging as a posthumous hero of the emergent Whig party during the Exclusion Crisis of ... More


John Dennis, John Locke, and the Sublimation of Revolt: Samson Agonistes after the Glorious Revolution

Catherine Gimelli Martin

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter questions why John Dennis, the first literary critic to associate Milton with the poetic sublime, refuses to apply this term to Samson Agonistes or even publicly to discuss the drama. ... More


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