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‘In the Dun Air Sublime’: Milton, the Richardsons, and the Invention of Aesthetic Categories

Blair Hoxby

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/9780198769774.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jonathan Richardson’s reading of Milton prepared him to be the first author to write a theory of the sublime in the fine arts. Conversely, his preoccupations as a collector and connoisseur not only ... More


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