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George Wither, Citizen Prophet

Michelle O'Callaghan

in The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

As Wither believes that he is the Master of his self, his self-assertion exudes the ideal representative of individualism during the period of Renaissance. However, individualism does not exactly ... More


Conclusion

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The isolation and exaltation of the personal is one of the best-known features of post-Revolution drama, though it was not universal, and it permitted widely contrasting interpretations of the ... More


Early Poems and Prose: Some Hidden Continuities

Christopher Tilmouth

in Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698707
eISBN:
9780191740756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698707.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This essay examines continuities and divergences between Milton's early poems and The Reason of Church‐Government in assessing the young Milton as a ceremonial Arminian who later endorses ... More


[] Writing the “Great Plague”: Pepys and Defoe

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter seeks to read Pepys and Defoe on the plague as reflecting, each in his way, a transitional aspect of the event: an engagement with infectious disease that hovers between the providential ... More


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