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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


Allegiance, Patronage, and the Reception of Marvell's Verse, 1649–1650

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with the fortunes of the Stanley circle in the aftermath of regicide by exploring their involvement in a volume of elegies for Henry, Lord Hastings, which is also an indirect ... More


“My brother got killed in the war”: Internecine Intertextuality

Richard Thomas

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with intertextual aspects of civil war literature and with the way such intertexts complicate and intensify the aesthetic response to the suffering and loss associated with ... More


Look Homeward Angel: Angelic Guardianship and Nationhood

Raymond Joad

in Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poems presented here by Abraham Cowley, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and George Wither are all state-of-the-nation poems that invoke the presence of national angels. Milton and Wither raise ... More


Marvell, Lovelace, and Cowley

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The chapter gives an outline of the political situation in England in the wake of the victory of the revolutionary Independents. Events of the period 1649–53, pre-eminently the eclipse of the ... More


The Restoration: England and Israel, Milton and Dryden

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows what happened to the analogy between England and Israel after the Restoration. Cowley and others greeted Charles II as David and invoked the idea of Israel's redemption. The Church ... More


Her Wit, without Her Shame: Women Writing after Behn

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The evidence of 18th-century women's literary history shows many different ways of responding to Aphra Behn. This chapter has divided consideration of Behn's effect on her female successors into ... More


Inglorious Spensers

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A further, and perhaps historically more important response to Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene emerges through the seventeenth century. Passions come to be seen as independent forces; heroes ... More


Libraries

Giles Barber

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the Bodleian Library during the period from 1914 to 1970. The head librarian post was occupied by E. W. B. Nicholson from 1882 to 1912, Falconer Madan from 1912 ... More


Coherent quasielastic neutron scattering

Rolf Hempelmann

in Quasielastic Neutron Scattering and Solid State Diffusion

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198517436
eISBN:
9780191706974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198517436.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

QENS on diffusing atoms with a sizable coherent neutron scattering cross section yields information on interference effects and correlated motion contained in the coherent scattering function S(Q, ... More


Supping with Ghosts: Imitation and Immortality in Herrick

Syrithe Pugh

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

The assertion of immortality on the title-page of Hesperides, Effugient avidos Carmina nostra Rogos--a misquotation from Ovid's elegy for Tibullus--is no mere invocation of a literary commonplace. ... More


Fault Finding in Johnson's Lives of the Poets

John Mullan

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

For Johnson, the discovery of ‘faults’ was essential to the business of criticism. His treatment of even — perhaps especially — the writers he most admires is notable for the space he gives to their ... More


Menergy: San Francisco's Gay Disco Sound

Louis Niebur

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780197511077
eISBN:
9780197511114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511077.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Menergy tells the story of the “postdisco” recording industry in San Francisco between the years 1978 and 1984. For most of America, disco died in 1979. Gay men, however, continued to dance, and in ... More


Absent Presence: Abraham Cowley

Ian Calvert

in Virgil's English Translators: Civil Wars to Restoration

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474475648
eISBN:
9781399501897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475648.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 examines the influence of Virgilian prophecy on Abraham Cowley’s poetry, especially his attempts to praise the Stuart monarchy. Cowley’s predictions of a royalist victory in his first epic, ... More


Introduction: Reading, Gender, and Form

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This introduces the book's central questions of how reading affects authorship and how both are gendered in the seventeenth century. The mid-seventeenth century saw fertile tensions between ... More


Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley: Solitude, Dialogue, and the Ode

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Katherine Philips to explore teasing paradoxes: the poetry of retirement is written in intense engagement with literary culture; the poetry of solitude demands dialogue. ... More


Lucy Hutchinson, the Bible, and Order and Disorder

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows how Lucy Hutchinson politicized the process of reading in her long biblical poem Order and Disorder. The poem and its marginal notes show her guiding her Restoration readers into ... More


Pastoral and Ideology, and the Environment

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how writers of Renaissance pastoral extensively used a gestural, rather than representational, strategy. It considers a range of English writers, including William Forrest, ... More


Fish, Firemen, and Prize Fighters: The Transformation of the Iliad and Aeneid on the London Burlesque Stage

Rachel Bryant Davies

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Burlesque drama—arguably the most widespread form of theatrical entertainment in nineteenth-century Britain—brought the Iliad and Aeneid to a wider range of spectators than those who traditionally ... More


‘Adventurous Song’: Samuel Butler, Abraham Cowley, Katherine Philips, John Milton, and 1660s Verse

Margaret J. M. Ezell

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The decade after the Restoration saw the publication of several important works and collections of verse. Samuel Butler’s mock-heroic Hudibras satirized the civil war conflict, and although Abraham ... More


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