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‘Have a Care of perverted Authorities’:1 Parliament, Partisanship, and the Earl of Shaftesbury

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses and addresses two main concerns. It starts by examining the controversy that surrounded the moving of Parliament from Westminster to Oxford in March 1681. It analyses the ... More


“Moral Magick”:: Cambridge Platonism and the Third Earl of Shaftesbury

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Against the idea of a linear “disenchantment of the world,” this chapter makes a case for the persistence of magical views of sympathy in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The ... More


Pope’s Ethical Thinking: Passion and Irony in Dialogue: 2011 Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Christopher Tilmouth

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture examines Alexander Pope's depictions of passion and sentiment in a range of early writings, including his ‘Prologue’ to Addison's Cato, Eloisa to Abelard and An Essay on Man. It then ... More


Toland and the moral teaching of the gospel

Laurent Jaffro

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

According to John Toland, the only intelligible content of the Gospel is the commendation of mutual love as a social virtue. The chapter situates this claim in the context of Toland’s rhetorical use ... More


Carolina: A Colonial Blueprint

Barbara Arneil

in John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279679
eISBN:
9780191684296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279679.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Using documents written and endorsed by John Locke on behalf of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, this chapter shows that Locke was closely involved in the debates over English colonisation. What ... More


‘Shaftesbury’s Darling’: British Settlement in the Carolinas at the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Robert M. Weir

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the origins of colonial society in Carolina. To establish ‘the interest of the Lords Proprietors with Equality, and without confusion’, and make the form of government ‘most ... More


Shaftesbury’s Science of Happiness

Tim Stuart-Buttle

in From Moral Theology to Moral Philosophy: Cicero and Visions of Humanity from Locke to Hume

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835585
eISBN:
9780191880339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835585.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Anthony Ashley Cooper, third Earl of Shaftesbury. It recovers the interpretative importance of Shaftesbury’s profound classicism—in particular, his admiration for the ancient ... More


The Future of Sympathy I:: The Poetry of the World

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the complex legacy of Shaftesburianism and reveals the enduring vitality of natural and magical conceptions of sympathy through the first half of the eighteenth century. In so ... More


‘Peace and Tranquillity’: The System of Europe in British Grand Strategy

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter recounts the gestation of English and British foreign policy into two competing strategies between 1689 and 1739: the interventionist continentalism of the Court Whigs and the blue-water ... More


Carolina: The First Planned Colony

Thomas D. Wilson

in The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the political foundation of the Province of Carolina. The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina was the central guiding document for the colony. It not only set forth the system ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


The Future of Sympathy II:: Hume and the Afterlife of Shaftesburianism

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on David Hume’s critique of a sympathetic worldview, as represented by Shaftesbury and by the Peripatetic philosophers, as well as on Hume’s elevation of human sympathy as a ... More


The Passions and Actions of Laughter in Shaftesbury and Hutcheson

Laurent Jaffro

in Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198766858
eISBN:
9780191840494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766858.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The third Earl of Shaftesbury and Francis Hutcheson considered laughter as a passion in its own right. The hilarious response is not reducible, as Hobbes believed, to the facial expression of the ... More


The Grand Model and Frontier Reality

Thomas D. Wilson

in The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the implementation of the Grand Model in the context of frontier realities. The Fundamental Constitutions provided for slavery in Carolina, but it did not envision the emergence ... More


Empiricism’s Secret History: Fleetwood and Rousseau

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Criticism often organizes Godwin’s career by genre, suggesting that Godwin progressed from political theory to sentimental fiction. Instead this chapter argues that Godwin follows Rousseau in writing ... More


Marvell’s Dread of the Sword

Feisal G. Mohamed

in Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852131
eISBN:
9780191886652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852131.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

For Marvell sovereignty names the brutal core of political order, where a single ruler, or body of rulers, decides on the state of exception. This recognition is visible in the early, middle, and ... More


The Oratorio Composer II: Towards Victory, 1745–9

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the 1745–9 Lenten opera season of George Frideric Handel, who despite having health issues, still continued to compose music. Handel's works of this period centred on heroes and ... More


Conclusion: Dryden and Whig Literary Culture, 1688–1711

John West

in Dryden and Enthusiasm: Literature, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816409
eISBN:
9780191853678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816409.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Literary history often positions Dryden as the precursor to the great Tory satirists of the eighteenth century, like Pope and Swift. Yet a surprising number of Whig writers expressed deep admiration ... More


The Carolina Grand Model

Thomas D. Wilson

in The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the Grand Model for the Province of Carolina. The term “Grand Model” was sometimes used to refer to the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. At other times the term was used ... More


The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Thomas D. Wilson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book demonstrates that early utopian visions for England’s American colonies had a lasting impact. Those early plans not only influenced the future form of American cities, but they shaped the ... More


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