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Meditating on the Creatures in Early American Life and Letters

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The longstanding European tradition of meditating on creatures of the phenomenal world carried both religious and ecological significance for New England Puritans, who were peculiarly disposed to ... More


Poetry and Politics: Anne Bradstreet and Lucy Hutchinson

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's place in the mid-seventeenth century understanding of politics, what might be called the political imaginary, from distinct, even opposite, vantage points. It pursues ... More


Poets High and Low, Visible and Invisible

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing a dramatically contrasting pair of writers, a queen and an out-of-work maid. It first explores the writings of Queen Elizabeth, focusing on what might be termed the ... More


Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay: The Search For Solomon’s Adamic Wisdom

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon. John ... More


A Body Unembarrassed: Humoral Empowerment And Edenic Temperance

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New England colonists worked to perfect the humoral balance of both physical and figurative bodies. Early modern ethnology identified edenic temperance as the perfect physiological state, so New ... More


Poetics of the Ark Ashore

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter One traces the effects and transformations of Jean Bodin’s population theory as it filtered into the consciousness of the first generation of English Puritan migrants to New England. It shows ... More


Marriage

Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The fourth chapter, “Marriage,” follows poets to the Americas, where covenantal theology triangulated love between humans and God in devotional poems about marriage. For Puritans, love avowed between ... More


The New World

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the history of Latin in North America: Anne Bradstreet's learning, Phyllis Wheatley. It considers the much greater commitment to Latin in South America, and also to printing and ... More


Anne Dudley Bradstreet (ca. 1612–1672)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

In 1630, Anne Dudley Bradstreet emigrated from England to Massachusetts together with her husband and parents and joined the Puritan movement. In stark contrast to the stability of her childhood in ... More


Transatlantic Relations and the Rhetoric of Sympathy

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that some New England Puritans, including William Hooke, Anne Bradstreet, and Edward Johnson, used sympathy to negotiate transatlantic relations, and in so doing, their rhetorical ... More


The Insertour: Putting the Parenthesis in Sidney’s Arcadia

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how the inversions and displacements of hyperbaton shape the large narrative structure of Philip Sidney's Arcadia, with particular emphasis on the use of parenthesis in the ... More


Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Constance M. Furey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Poetic Relations probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early ... More


Single-Authored Volumes of Verse

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although the Interregnum has been described as a dark period in the promotion of the arts, an unusual number of single-authored volumes of verse were printed, often by Humphrey Mosley. Among the ... More


Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More


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