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Leisure and Laughter

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Throughout the spring of 1749 David Hume remained in London widening his literary contacts. The Philosophical Essays, which Andrew Millar had published, had gone unanswered and seemingly unnoticed ... More


Introduction

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Carlos Blacker was Oscar Wilde’s ‘best friend’, according to a long-time friend of both. In contrast to his intimate friendship with Blacker, based on a rare compatibility of intellect and ... More


‘The Most Bitter Experience of a Bitter Life’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter relates to the first year following Wilde’s release from prison. Determined to resume ‘artistic’ work, in the relative quiet of Berneval he brought ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ to near ... More


‘The Dreyfus-case Paris Cannot Be Figured by the Paris of Today’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Writing of the Dreyfus affair when at fever pitch, Carlos Blacker declared that ‘three beings alone knew the whole & entire truth, namely God & the two Military Attachés [the German attaché in Paris ... More


‘Paradoxes Are Always Dangerous Things’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

According to Joseph Reinach in his authoritative history of the Dreyfus affair, the influential ‘Lettre d’un Diplomate’, as it came to be known, published in the journal Le Siècle on 4 April 1898, ... More


Church, Parties, and Politics

J. C. D. Clark

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Was the Church of England, between the Restoration and the Oxford movement, divided into parties? W. J. Conybeare, in a famous article of 1853, claimed that High and Low Church faded away, leaving a ... More


Monsters From Deep Time (1819–24)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the discovery of new fossil reptiles from the Lias rocks of England. These were found by fossilists such as Richard Anning, described and named by geologists such as William ... More


The new stratigraphy (1817–25)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews geological research—soon to be defined as stratigraphy—that was clarifying the order of the formations yielding important fossils. It first describes the practice of geognosy, ... More


Introduction: Fossil or Root? Anglo-Saxon and the Origin and Descent of English Poetry

Chris Jones

in Fossil Poetry: Anglo-Saxon and Linguistic Nativism in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198824527
eISBN:
9780191865886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This introductory chapter contextualizes the philological study of language during the nineteenth century as a branch of the evolutionary sciences. It sketches in outline the two phases of poetic ... More


The Constant Roots of English Song: Anglo-Saxon and Essential Englishness

Chris Jones

in Fossil Poetry: Anglo-Saxon and Linguistic Nativism in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198824527
eISBN:
9780191865886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824527.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter documents a wide variety of nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxon poems, real, mediated, and imaginary, that both contributed and conformed to a pattern of understanding that insisted on ... More


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