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Milton and Nedham

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton's friendships can be hard to imagine. In his own accounts of himself he yearned for friendship and treasured it when he found it. True friendship, he maintained, survives when tested. So ... More


Writing Lives: Aubrey, Anthony Wood, and Antiquarian Biography

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Aubrey is most famous for his Brief Lives, scintillating pen portraits of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholars, courtiers, scientists, and others. Their origin, however, lay in his long-term ... More


The Learned Press: History, Languages, Literature, and Music

Matthew Kilburn

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Although music was part of the recognized curriculum — the University had awarded degrees in music since the late fifteenth century — history, modern languages, and literature in the vernacular were ... More


The Early Lives of John Milton

Thomas N. Corns

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter presents an account of the early lives of English poet and man of letters, John Milton. It examines five different but interconnected texts, all of which are found in The Early Lives of ... More


Oxford, c. 1571 Rumors

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the community inhabited by Hakluyt during his formative years. Ample evidence of this community survives today: many of the buildings he walked through survive today; most of ... More


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